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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:

Dr Graham's Bathing Establishment

Additional Title(s):

Dr. Graham's Cold Earth and Warm Mud Bathing Establishment at 26 Fleet Street, London

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor with pen black and gray ink over graphite on thick, moderately textured, cream, wove support
Dimensions:
10 7/16 x 16 3/8 inches (26.5 x 41.6 cm) and 12 13/16 x 18 5/8 inches (32.5 x 47.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in red ink, lower left: "LsD" collector's stamp; Verso: inscribed in brown ink, center: "Doctor Graham's, Cold Earth, and Warm Mud Bathing. | Dr. Graham having had the honour of Publickly exhibiting Earth Bathing, at Bath, and at Bristol, every Day for four Months, | last Winter and Spring, and explaining the nature of it to the Nobility and Gentry, and of radically Curing by it a great number | of Persons who were inaviable by Medicine and Surgery. Presented Lists of whom will, by permission, be given Gratis, in Fleet Street, | with himself God willing, with several Patients, be Buried up to his Chiin among fresh Country Earth, broght to No. 26 Fleet Street, next | Door to Mr. Beetham's, exactly opposite St. Dunstan's Church, on Monday next May the 7th and every Day next Week; from 11. till 3. | o'Clock, Admission to this New, Curious, and Salutary sight and to the Doctors explanation of it, only One Shilling. Books of Cures | Gratis.-----Very Poor Persons who are afllicted

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.116
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bathers | bathing | beams | bonnets | broom | canes | chair | crutches | genre subject | interior | invalids | medicine | men | mud | nudes | obese | room | science | science | shovels | spa | walls | wigs | women
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Link:
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Simon Schama, Rowlandson in the Round, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3963, March 10, 1978, p. 282, Film S748 (SML) Also available Online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS) [ORBIS]


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