Dentistry caricature, 19th century
Dentistry caricature. 19th-century artwork titled 'Hob and Stage Doctor', showing an itinerant tooth drawer pulling a patient's tooth with a tooth key at a country fair or market. The patient is seated on the floor at left and is being held in a headlock by the tooth drawer, who is a mountebank or quack doctor wearing a tricorne hat and wig. At centre is a clown-like prankster figure (hob) providing entertainment to the crowd. This engraving is by William Davison (1781-1858) of Alnwick, Northumberland, UK. It was published circa 1812 to 1817 in 'Some Alnwick caricatures'. The original was by Edward Dighton (c.1752-1819).
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Medical purging, satirical artwork
Medical purging. Satirical artwork showing a physician (in robes) and his assistant purging patients. Follies and fantasies are purged in a cloud (upper right) using an oven to bake the head. Fools are purged using a drug to force excretion (left). Originally French, this later German artwork was drawn in Strasbourg circa 1600 by German artist Matthias Greuter (1564-1638). This version names the doctor 'Wurmbrandt' (worm burner), and is part of a collection held in Frankfurt. This copy was reproduced in 'Die Karikatur und Satire in der Medizin' (Caricature and Satire in Medicine, 1921) by the German art historian and physician Eugen Hollander (1867-1932).
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Drawings Prints, Print, Fool, Service, Devil, Virtuous, Man, Hymmelwagen auff dem, wer wol lebt
Drawings and Prints, Print, A Fool in the Service of the Devil and a Virtuous Man, from Hymmelwagen auff dem, wer wol lebt..., Artist, Author, Publisher, Hans Schaufelein, Hans von Leonrodt, Silvan Otmar, German, Nuremberg ca. 1480–ca. 1540 Nordlingen, German, active Augsburg, 1513–40, Schaufelein, Hans, Leonrodt, Hans von, Otmar, Silvan