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Lionel Lockyer quack portrait engraving doctor pills

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Lionel Lockyer


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Original antique medical print


Portrait of Lionel Lockyer, the inventor of Lockyer's pill. Lockyer (c.1600 - 1672) was a 17th-century quack doctor who was famous in his time for his miracle pills that he claimed included sunbeams as ingredients. Lettered on tablet with "The true Effigies here you may behold / Of him who for preventing others ill / Hath gaind a Medicine far excelling Gold / And known to all ye world for Lockyers Pill". Tipped at corners to a backing sheet.

Additional Information

artist Anon.
method Copper-line engraving
date C1700
size 160mm by 110mm
SKU MD6075