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- Object: Introduction of the gout.
A fat and carbuncled gourmand, in the old-fashioned dress and wig which denotes the 'cit', sits in an arm-chair in profile to the right, at a round table laid with dessert: decanters, pineapple, melon, &c. He leans back to drink, with a peach speared on his fork, while a little demon, with furtive delight, is about to drop on his foot a burning coal from a pair of tongs. On the wall is a picture of Vesuvius in eruption. Cf. No. 9448.
9 April 1818
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Height: 245 millimetres
Width: 332 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
One of prints (coloured) by, after, or attributed to G. Cruikshank [many were closely copied and unless original and copy can be compared they are difficult to distinguish; some attributed by Reid or Cohn to Cruikshank are in the manner of the supposed copyist; some are probably by I. R. Cruikshank], from a set issued c. 1817 to c. 1819 (Nos. 13085-13145; see No. 12949, &c.). Nos. 12692 A, 12997, 13008, 13012, 13013, 13421 belong to the set.
Reid, No. 2743. Cohn, No. 1241.
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