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Item ID Number: 4153;

Print Number 4153 
Painter Edward Penny 
Title The Rapacious Quack ; The Benevolent Physician 
Engraver John Baldrey 
Date c.1784 
Publisher John Boydell 
Place of Publication London 
Image Size (mm) 300 x 249 
Image Size (Inches) 11.81 x 9.80 
Paper Size (mm) 430 x 325 
Paper Size (Inches) 16.93 x 12.80 
Platemark Size (mm) 355 x 275 
Platemark Size (Inches) 13.98 x 10.83 
Coloring Black & White 
Medium Steeple Engraving 
Condition Very Good 
Notes Proof before titles, titles handwritten. A pair of very scarce engravings. "The Rapacious Quack" depicting A greedy medical practitioner demanding a side of bacon for payment from a poor family and "The Benevolent Physician" showing a young man, the physician, walking from the room followed by the artist's wife, a well-dressed and middle-aged woman, who offers him a coin which he refuses to take. Edward Penny (1714 – 1791) was an English portrait and historical painter, one of the founder members of the Royal Academy. Joshua Kirby Baldrey (1754–1828), was an English engraver and draftsman. His chief work is from the east window of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, which he drew and engraved, and then finished highly in colours. 
Price (US$) 750  
Short Description Medical;  

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