'A VALETUDINARIAN" by Richard Corbould (1757 - 1831)


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Object Description

A ‘valetudinarian’ is a person constantly concerned with the state of their health… hence the corpulent gentleman spending his life seated on a pair of scales, whilst being spoon fed with a suitable potion by his wife.
This grey wash drawing was commissioned as an illustration to appear in The Spectator magazine around 1790.
Inscribed on reverse with title.

Object History

The Henry Haes Collection of Illustrations for The Tatler, The Spectator and Guardian.
Sold with a period list of other Illustrations for the above.

Object Condition

Good. Sold Mounted and framed. Frame size 11 x 10 inches.

Object Details

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