Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A colored etching, a caricature of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker. They sit in a room on a red cushion; one (left) drinks alcohol and is depicted as thin, and the other (right) eats meat and is depicted as overweight. The caption below the image reads: The Siamese Youths–after a few years residence in England.

Title: Chang and Eng the Siamese twins, eating and drinking to excess

Artist/Maker: William Heath

Date: 1829

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Chang and Eng the Siamese twins, eating and drinking to excess. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): 26 Haymarket, London, England

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