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Royal Address of Cadwallader ap-Tudor ap-Edwards ap-Vaughan, Water-King of Southwark', print, London, England, 1832
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Royal Address of Cadwallader ap-Tudor ap-Edwards ap-Vaughan, Water-King of Southwark', print, London, England, 1832
Detail of illustration from coloured etching by G[eorge]
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Work Type
Art
Date
1832
Location
London
Measurements
overall: 510 x 325 mm
Description
Coloured etching by G[eorge] Cruikshank: Source of the Southwark Water Works, or [headed] Salus Populi Suprema Lex. Published by S. Knight, [1832]. 51x32.5cm. Printed on broadsheet with text poem beneath: Royal Address of Cadwallader... water-king of Southwark [John Edwards]. Concern at pollution and threat to public health. In frame 69x44x2cm
The satirical poem Royal Address of Cadwallader ap-Tudor ap-Edwards ap-Vaughan, Water-King of Southwark , published in 1832, is a comment on the pollution of the River Thames, the main water supply for London. The crowd chants Give us clean water and We shall get the cholera 1832 being the year that a major cholera epidemic hit London. The writer of the poem and the people in the illustration appear to believe that cholera is spread by vapours from rotting waste the miasma theory of disease. But John Snow (1813-1858) discovered that cholera is a water-borne disease. Despite this many physicians still accepted the miasma theory. The illustration was drawn by the artist and caricaturist George Cruikshank (1792-1878).
Repository
Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
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Subject
print
ID Number
co66667
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