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The Anatomist overtaken by the watch in carry'ng off Miss W--ts in a Hamper: 1773

William Austin

The Anatomist overtaken by the watch in carry'ng off Miss W--ts in a Hamper: 1773
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Full image caption

The Anatomist overtaken by the watch in carry'ng off Miss W--ts in a Hamper. A satire on body snatching: the elderly watchman, on the left with a rattle, has discovered the anatomist Dr William Hunter (he has dropped a copy of his lectures) in the act of stealing the body of a young woman, (maybe with the assistance of the central figure, but if so his accomplice is now helping the watch and pointing after him).

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1773 AD - 1773 AD
Image Number
 
003262

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