An elderly man, wearing a night-cap, sits in a chair yelling with terror and pain at the attacks of three demons. His swathed right leg is supported on a stool; a demon, 'Gout!' [cf. No. 9448], sits astride it, attacking it with a savage scourge and a spur. 'Rheumatism!' clutches the victim's left arm, and 'Catarrhe!' sits triumphantly astride his right shoulder. A large bottle beside his chair is labelled 'De Velno' [Velnos, a notorious quack remedy, see No. 7592]. On a table are medicine-bottles, and on the ground two books: 'Munro on the Gout &c &c' and 'Buchan—Domestic Medicine'. 27 January 1809 Hand-coloured etching
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Using this image
To license images for charged-for journals and publications, and other commercial uses, please contact British Museum Images.
Contact BM images
The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.
Download this image
If you cannot see an image that you want on the British Museum website, you can order new photography from us.
Order new image