HOGARTH, William Engraved by T. Cook
Plate V. Moll is now dying of syphilis. Dr. Richard Rock on the left and Dr. Jean Misaubin on the right argue over their medical methods, which appear to be a choice of bleeding (Rock) and cupping (Misaubin). A woman, possibly Moll’s bawd and possibly the landlady, rifles Moll’s possessions for what she wishes to take away while Moll’s maid tries to stop the looting and arguing. Moll’s son sits by the fire, possibly addled by his mother’s venereal disease.
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Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Good condition. Browned margins but the plates are clean. Some staining Size: 41 x 36 cm. (16 x 14 inches)