Blaize testing the Plague Medicines

Artist: John Franklin (circa 1806 – circa 1881/91)

Engraver: John Franklin

1841; 1847 edition

Steel-plate etching

6 x 3 ¾ inches; 13 cm high by 9.7 cm high

Third illustration by this artist for W. H. Ainsworth’s historical romance, Old St. Paul’s: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire, facing p. 44 in Book the First, "April 1665," Chapter I, "The Plague at its Height."

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Scanned image by Simon Cooke, color correction and sizing by George P. Landow. Caption and commentary by Philip V. Allingham.

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