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Creator Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title Dr Graham's Bathing Establishment
Alternate 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 Sheet: 10 7/16 x 16 3/8 inches (26.5 x 41.6 cm) Mount: 12 13/16 x 18 5/8 inches (32.5 x 47.3 cm)
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
Accession Number B1975.3.116
Collection Prints and Drawings
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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

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)

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