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Doctor Botherum, The Montebank

A traveling botherum stands at center, attempting to entice the townspeople to purchase the elixirs he holds up. His attendants perform their share of the performance in the crowd.

Credit: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 ...
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March 6, 1800
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
37.1 x 42.5cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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