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- Object: The Benevolent Physician
After a picture exhibited by E. Penny at the Royal Academy, 1782. A companion design to BMSat 3798. The interior of an artist's studio showing no sign of poverty. The physician, a young man, is walking from the room (left to right) followed by the artist's wife, a well-dressed and comely middle-aged woman, who offers him a coin which he refuses to take. Through a door (left) is seen an inner room, with a man seated, leaning his elbow on a table on which are a phial of medicine and a bowl. On the lintel of the door is a classical bust. On an easel behind the doctor is a canvas with a sketch (half length) of a woman holding an infant. Canvases stand against the wall (right); a portfolio leans against a chair. Two pictures are hung high on the right wall; trimmed above publication line. 1 Jun 1784
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Height: 315 millimetres
Width: 244 millimetres (cut)
- Curator's comments
- Published by Boydell, see 1892,0714.736 for impression with publication line.
(Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
Cf. BMSat 6350.
After a painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782. It was included by Dorothy George because its pair had been catalogued by Stephens under BMSat 3798. It is not a satire by any stretch of the imagination.
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