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An advertisement from the 18th century that shows the "miracle drug" opium. In the ad, there is a Turkish man harvesting the poppy plant. This is intended to show a link between opium and the exotic interest of different cultures.

The painting depicts the British ship Nemesis destroying Chinese war junks during the First Opium war, where East India Company established a monopoly on the opium trade and the Chinese government fought against illegal opium imports.
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