The Pump Room

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Title

The Pump Room

Subject

Social satire, Medicine in art

Description

In 1778 Rowlandson produced a series of prints, The Comforts of Bath, about this popular English spa resort. Displayed here is a preliminary drawing for one of these prints, entitled The Pump Room, depicting a social center at the spa where the water from the hot springs was sold as a medicinal beverage. In the left corner a figure in a wheel-chair probably suffers from gout, a crippling illness for which the waters at Bath were popularly thought to offer a miraculous remedy.

Creator

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

Source

from The Comforts of Bath

Publisher

S. W. Fores, London

Date

1798

Contributor

Debra Cashion, in collaboration with Elisabeth Barrett, '15

Format

Hand-colored etching

Language

[no text]

Type

Still image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Files

Pump Room (2).jpg

Collection

Citation

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), “The Pump Room,” The Anatomist: Early Modern Medical Satire, accessed September 21, 2017, http://anatomist.omeka.net/items/show/27.