Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for February 2012

William Gunning King
'Did you take your doctor's opinion…?'

Punch cartoon

First Bather, "Did you take your doctor's opinion before having a Turkish Bath?"

Second Bather, "My Dear Fellow! Take the opinion of a man who told me to my face that tobacco was injurious?"

Punch cartoon by Gunning King (1859-1940)

William Gunning King trained at the South Kensington School of Art and later at the Royal Academy in London. He was a regular contributor to Punch, and exhibited at the Sketching Society. From 1878 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Grosvenor Gallery, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

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