Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

The interior of an opium den. An East Asian man is handing opium paraphernalia to a South Asian man with a cane. A person wearing a fez lies on a low bed, having dropped his pipe on the floor. In the background several people recline in beds, and the room is filled with smoke.

Title:  London Sketches—An Opium Den at the East End

Artist/Maker: J. C. Dollman

Date: October 1880

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: J.C. Dollman’s “London sketches-an opium den at the East End” Oct 1880. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, UK 

Art Hx