Dr Graham's Bathing Establishment

Thomas Rowlandsonundated

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: Dr Graham's Bathing Establishment
  • Date Created: undated
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Subject: invalids, obese, bathing, interior, men, women, bathers, medicine, mud, walls, beams, spa, chair, bonnets, broom, shovels, crutches, canes, wigs, nudes, genre subject, room
  • Physical Dimensions: w47.3 x h32.5 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Inscribed in red ink, lower left: "LsD" collector's stamp; Verso: inscribed in brown ink, center: "Doctor Graham's, Cold Earth, and Warm Mud Bathing. | Dr. Graham having had the honour of Publickly exhibiting Earth Bathing, at Bath, and at Bristol, every Day for four Months, | last Winter and Spring, and explaining the nature of it to the Nobility and Gentry, and of radically Curing by it a great number | of Persons who were inaviable by Medicine and Surgery. Presented Lists of whom will, by permission, be given Gratis, in Fleet Street, | with himself God willing, with several Patients, be Buried up to his Chiin among fresh Country Earth, broght to No. 26 Fleet Street, next | Door to Mr. Beetham's, exactly opposite St. Dunstan's Church, on Monday next May the 7th and every Day next Week; from 11. till 3. | o'Clock, Admission to this New, Curious, and Salutary sight and to the Doctors explanation of it, only One Shilling. Books of Cures | Gratis.-----Very Poor Persons who are afllicted with Coughs, far gone Consumptions of the Lungs, Palsy, or any other severe Nervous | Spasm, or weakness, Leprosy, Corrosive scurvy, inveterate veneral diseases, incurable by others. Rheumatism, Kings Evil, crooked -- | backbones, or Linbs in Youth, Dropsy, Swellings, intolerable Itchings, Sores, Ulcers, Pules, or Fistula, internal or external, if they apply | immediately will be cured Gratis.----Freely hath he Received, Freely wherefore he is Commanded to give, to do good, and to Communicate. | Forget not, for with such Sacrifices God is well pleased.. The Doctor Lodges at No 6 Wine Office Court Fleet Street."
  • Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
  • Type: genre subject
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1670719
  • Medium: Watercolor with pen black and gray ink over graphite on thick, moderately textured, cream, wove support


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