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The figure of a woman representing the map of Scotland - 1794

Keywords: Glasgow, Health, Satire, 18th century,

The figure of a woman representing the map of Scotland - 1794

The figure of a woman representing the map of Scotland. Etching by Robert Dighton, artist, actor and print seller (1752 - 1814). Dighton was well known as a caricaturist. He satirised lawyers, military officers, actors and actresses, as well as tailors, academics and the lowest classes. His son, Richard Dighton, was also a caricaturist. Robert Dighton also became famous after being caught for stealing paintings from the National Gallery at the beginning of the 19th century. His depiction of Scotland as a grizzly old woman was the hight of satire at the turn of the century.

Image reprinted with the kind permission of the Wellcome Collection, Reference: Wellcome Library no. 36110i 

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