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Interieue d'une Pharmacie, or Interior of a Pharmacy

Interieue d'une Pharmacie, or Interior of a Pharmacy

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Satirical print of medical remedies ranging from enemas, to potions, to reliance on St. James, the apostle who travelled to Iberia, and is identified by his cockle shells. The text at the bottom reads “Envain pour les guérir on accourt à leur aide / La rage est dans le Coeur, il n’est plus de remède.” The “Imp. Lithog. de C. Motte” inscription at the bottom right refers to the Paris lithographer, Charles Etienne Pierre Motte (1785-1836).
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Object Name
Other Terms
print; Art Objects
date made
17th century
Motte, C
Brekenlenkamp, Quiryn Van
Greux, Gustave Marie
Chardon, Charles
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
lithography (overall production method/technique)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
overall: 30.8 cm x 40.5 cm; 12 1/8 in x 15 15/16 in
image: 26.3 cm x 20.8 cm; 10 3/8 in x 8 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 960
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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