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Portrait Art, Doctor, John Haighton, British Physician, Antique Print, 1818


Harry Ashby (1794-1836) (after)
J. Kennely (engraver)
John Haighton, M.D. F. R. S. Lecturer on Midwifery and Physiology at Guys Hospital
Elizabeth Cox, London: 1818
Hand-colored engraving
19.25 x 14.5 inches, sheet
18.25 x 13.75 inches, image
28 x 22 inches, mat

Portrait of John Haighton, M.D. (1755-1823) surrounded by items related to his profession as physician and teacher: a specimen under glass, a skull, a book, paper and a quill pen and ink bottle. In his day, Haighton was a prominent expert on what would now be called obstetrics, a member of the Medical Society of London who lectured at the Royal College of Surgeons, which has his lectures on midwifery in their collection. He also wrote medical books, including a syllabus of his lectures on midwifery delivered at Guy’s Hospital, published by Cox in 1811.

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Elizabeth Cox ran a publishing and printselling business under her own name for over two decades after taking over the business of Thomas Cox (d. 1806), a medical bookseller, printer and stationer in London.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases. Few marginal tears, including one tear intruding into title area, neatly restored.


“Haighton, John.” Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. U.K. (4 March 2002).

Maxted, Ian. Entry on “Thomas Cox” in “The London book trades 1775-1800: a preliminary checklist of members.” Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History. 2001. (4 March 2002).

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19th Century