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Breathing a vein

Satirical Print
1804 (published)
Place of origin

Hand-coloured satirical etching showing a surgeon bleeding a patient.

Object details

Object type
TitleBreathing a vein (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
hand-coloured etching
Brief description
James Gilray, probably after John Sneyd. 'Breathing a vein'. Caricature etching. Published London, 1804.
Physical description
Hand-coloured satirical etching showing a surgeon bleeding a patient.
  • Height: 9.75in
  • Width: 7.25in
Bibliographic references
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1943, London: HMSO, 1956.
  • British Museum, Catalogue of Politicial and Personal Satires [c.1320-1832] London, 1870-1954.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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