Flight From London To La

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To this grave doctor millions do resort

To this grave doctor millions do resort

Satirical broadside on folly: the interior of an apothecary's shop, with the doctor purging with drugs a countryman seated on a close-stool who defecates his animals of various sorts; at the right a fashionable young man with his head in an oven has follies cooked out of him which emerge in a cloud at the top; they include cards, backgammon, tennis, fencing, playing music, extravagant clothes; in the centre a well-dressed man and woman (holding a squirrel on a lead) wait to be treated.

Etching made by Martin Droeshout, Published by John Overton & Peter Stent, London, 1620-1630.

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> This plate has a complicated ancestry. It is based on a composition that is known in at least three earlier Continental versions. It was probably French in origin, and the original title was 'Le medecin guarissant Phantasie purgeant aussi par drogues la folie' (a version overprinted with a German text at Wolfenbuttel is W.Harms, 'Deutsche Illustrierte Flugblatter des 16 und 17 Jahrhunderts', Tubingen 1985, I no.53). In this there are four figures: the doctor in his robes at the left purges with a dose of 'sagesse' one patient, who excretes little fools below. In the centre the doctor's assistant feeds the head of another patient into an oven which cooks follies out of him, which can be seen in a cloud emerging above the oven. In a later German version (reproduced from an impression in the British Museum by W.A.Coupe, 'The German Illustrated Broadsheet in the 17th century', Baden-Baden 1966, pl.72) the doctor is called Doctor Wurmbrandt (worm-burner).
Droeshout's version of the 1620s makes significant changes to the standard Continental type. The doctor (now, for some unexplained reason, labelled Panurgus) has lost his assistant, a fashionably dressed couple are added in the middle-ground, and there is a great deal of text added (completely transcribed in the British Museum catalogue of satires). The text makes it certain that the print has nothing to do with the scandal of the Countess of Essex and the Earl of Somerset, as was thought by the earlier literature from Granger onwards [although the woman does bear some resemblance to the Countess). Panurgus was then interpreted as Dr Forman, who was alleged to have supplied the Countess of Essex with drugs to make her husband impotent. She thus obtained a divorce on the grounds of non-consummation and remarried her lover, the Earl of Somerset.

> The subject of this extraordinary sheet is perhaps in essence a 'complaint on the times', a satire of universal folly in which a tripartite division of the realm into Cuntry, Citty & the Court is symbolised, respectively, by rude Rusticall being purged by the doctor on the close-stool, spruce master Cittyzsinne standing behind the Doctor, and the Gallant (i.e courtier) whose head is just entering the subliming furnace. But as the young man, prey to multifarious follies and devoted to fashionable fads and fancies, has long been the target of the moralists’ especial wrath, and the saeva indignatio of the satirists, the follies of dissolute youth are what I take to be the principal subject of this puzzling sheet which, as Griffiths notes, ‘has a complicated ancestry’.

> The costume of the figures would seem to date to the 1620s, and this agrees with the known dates of activity of the engraver, Martin Droeshout, who has signed the sheet with his monogram: MD sculpsit. The earliest state of the present print to survive, however, was probably issued in the 1650s, bearing Peter Stent’s imprint alone, and is held in the Wellcome Institute collection.

> The composition derives from a print engraved by Matthaus Greuter, probably c.1600 (itself deriving from one of the emblems in the de Brys’ hugely influential Emblemata Saecularia of 1596), which was issued in French/German and German-only editions, the former bearing the title Le medecin guarissant Phantasie Purgeant aussi Par drogues la folie [The doctor curing fantasies, and also purging folly with drugs]. But Droeshout made significant changes to his model, dropping the doctor’s assistant, adding a richly-dressed couple, an inset panel in which two pluralists confront each other weighed down by the churches on their shoulders, and a great deal of explanatory text in the form of labels within the image-frame.

> Naming the wonder-working doctor Panurgus seems to have been Droeshout’s innovation. Why? It is unlikely Droeshout had read Rabelais – most English intellectuals knew only the French author's name, which they used, like those of Aretino and Macchiavelli, merely as a hate-word. Panourgia is a medical term, and Galen uses it for ‘adulterated or false drugs’, and although the etymological sense of the name is neutrally ‘all-work’, later English usage similarly tended to interpret the term pejoratively as ‘ready to do any work’, i.e. including illegal things, as a criminal would be. Notwithstanding this, however, there is no doubt that in our print Dr. Panur

Ravens of the Tower of London / Les corbeaux de la Tour de Londres

Ravens of the Tower of London / Les corbeaux de la Tour de Londres

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The ravens of the Tower of London are a group of captive Common Ravens which live in the Tower of London. The group of ravens at the Tower comprises at least seven individuals (six required, with a seventh in reserve). The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition suggests that "If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it." Historically, wild ravens were common throughout Britain, even in towns, with the Tower within their natural range. When they were exterminated from much of their traditional range, including London, they could only persist at the Tower in captivity and with official support. Local legend puts the origin of the captive raven population at the time of King Charles II (reigned 1660–1685); however, historians believe that the "Tower's raven mythology is likely to be a Victorian flight of fantasy".

Les corbeaux de la Tour de Londres sont un groupe en captivite ordinaires qui vivent dans la Tour de Londres. Le groupe de corbeaux a la Tour comprend au moins sept personnes (six necessaire, avec un septieme en reserve). La presence des corbeaux est traditionnellement consideree comme la protection de la Couronne et de la Tour, une superstition suggere que «si la Tour de Londres corbeaux sont perdus ou s'envoler, la Couronne va tomber et la Grande-Bretagne avec elle." Historiquement, les corbeaux sauvages etaient monnaie courante en Grande-Bretagne, meme dans les villes, avec la tour au sein de leur aire de repartition naturelle. Quand ils furent extermines de la majeure partie de leur gamme traditionnelle, notamment a Londres, ils ne pouvaient persister dans la Tour en captivite et avec le soutien officiel. La legende locale met l'origine de la population captive corbeau a l'epoque du roi Charles II (qui regna de 1660 a 1685), mais les historiens pensent que la «mythologie corbeau Tour est susceptible d'etre un vol de la fantaisie victorienne".

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