The Rival Accoucheurs, 1800

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Mounted black and white print entitled 'The Rival Accoucheurs or who shall deliver Europe?' depicting British statesman, William Pitt as a quack doctor whose prescription is a large sack of gold or 'Mint seed'. Doctor Bonaparte, dressed as Consul, argues that his pills (cannon-balls) are far more effective, in a satire on Pitt's policy of subsidising continental powers to resist France. The print has been attributed to Isaac Cruikshank.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. archives@rcog.org.uk

Acquisition Information

Internal transfer to the Archive in August 2013.

Conditions Governing Use

Open copyright.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.