Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A colored lithograph featuring John Bull, who is rendered corpulent, with rosy cheeks, and dressed in breeches, a tailcoat, and hat. A blue-skinned figure wearing a turban enters the scene through a gap in a fence, labeled the Board of Health. Bull grabs the figure around the neck before he can reach the rolled up "Reform Bill" that lies on the grass at Bull's feet.

Title: John Bull defending Britain against the invasion of cholera; comparing the Reform Bill to the cholera epidemic

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Date: ca. 1832

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: John Bull defending Britain against the invasion of cholera; comparing the Reform Bill to the cholera epidemic. Coloured lithograph, c. 1832. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): England

 

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