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Monster Soup Commonly Called Thames water

William Heath, ca. 1828

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Image Size: 12" x 8.2" – Total Size: 14" x 10.2"
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With the full title "Monster soup commonly called Thames water, being a correct representation of that precious stuff doled out to us!!!" this print mocks the poor state of London's water supply in Gerogian Britian. Above the image it states "Microcosm, dedicated to the London Water Companies, Brought Forth All Monstrous, All Prodigious Thigs [sic], Hydras, and Gorgons, and Chimeras Dire". (Source: Wellcome Collection)