Mary Toft (Tofts) appearing to give birth to rabbits in the presence of several surgeons and man-midwives sent from London to examine her.

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Title

Mary Toft (Tofts) appearing to give birth to rabbits in the presence of several surgeons and man-midwives sent from London to examine her.

Subject

fraud, anatomy, pregnancy, medicine, religious fanaticism

Description

Mary Toft and her husband Joshua tricks the doctors that Mary had given birth to rabbits. Hogarth created this etching as a satire on the religious fanaticism around the scandal.

Creator

William Hogarth

Publisher

Not identified

Date

22 December 1726

Contributor

Kelly Collins

Rights

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


Format

File - JPEG; Original - Etching and engraving

Language

English

Type

Engraving; Still Image

Identifier

Wellcome Library no. 17342i

Coverage

Eighteenth Century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Etching

Physical Dimensions

18.8 x 25.3 cm

Files

Mary Toft.jpg

Citation

William Hogarth, “Mary Toft (Tofts) appearing to give birth to rabbits in the presence of several surgeons and man-midwives sent from London to examine her.,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 10, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/139.

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