'One of the advantages of gas over oil', 1822.

Dighton, R

 
'One of the advantages of gas over oil', 1822.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Hand-coloured etching by Richard Dighton illustrating a woman pasing a chemists and being thrown backwards by an explosion from within the shop. She is hit in the face by a chemists flask and is surrounded by items that have been thrown out of the shop including pills, lozenges and a leaflet claiming 'persons electrified on the shortest notice'. A young boy has also fallen to the pavement in front of her and the chemist himself stands by the window of the shop looking shocked at what has happened.

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10418106

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