An original engraving by William Hogarth (British 1697-176), this image is titled Consultation of Physicians and was published in 1809 by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, signed Hogarth, pinx and Cook, sculpt. In much lighter script, below the printed line border, is the inscription Bishop proof.
The Image measures 6 5/8" x 5 1/2" (the lined area, which does not include the printer information) The sight size is 9 1/2" x 7 3/8" and the frame measures 17" x 14". Frame is contemporary, and materials appear to be archival, and there is a label on the back from New England print and map dealer citing the print to be original, and over 190 years old. There is some reflection on the glass, visible in some of the images. The print is crisp, has some staining visible, along with minor creases, and one long crease down the right side.
This image is typical of Hogarth's views of current society, depicting physicians with exaggerated faces studying the urine of a patient and pondering his ability to pay. Another image has more text below the image, saying "Representing the last hope of the undertakers in bad times - the physicians-" Nicely framed and matted, this is a fine example of Hogarth's unerring depictions of society, and it is as relevant today as then.