Philocothonista

or, THE DRUNKARD, Opened, Dissected, and Anatomised. Published by Thomas Heywood in 1635, this anti drinking tract starts with this remarkable image. Six figures with animal heads are on a binge, served by a woman on the left. All the animals are dressed in doublets and breeches, but notice the belt around the duck’s waist, the ribbon decoration on the goat’s doublet (there is a similar one in the V&A costume collection), his shoes that the pig is throwing up on and the lion’s disarrayed collar.

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One Comment to “Philocothonista”

  1. Great image! There is a lot of work gone into that. Excellent.
    Keith.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

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