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The Obelisk'. Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884) English surgeon and antiquary. In medicine he specialised in skin diseases. His other interest was Egyptology of which he was a generous patron. In 1878 he paid for the transport of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to London at a cost of £10,000. Cartoon by 'Spy', pseudonym of Leslie Ward (1851-1922) [500015150], British painter and caricaturist, from 'Vanity Fair'. (London, 18 December 1880). Chromolithograph.

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The Obelisk'. Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884) English surgeon and antiquary.   In medicine he specialised in skin diseases. His other interest was Egyptology of which he was a generous patron.  In 1878 he paid for the transport of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to London at a cost of £10,000. Cartoon by 'Spy', pseudonym of Leslie Ward (1851-1922) [500015150], British painter and caricaturist, from 'Vanity Fair'. (London, 18 December 1880).  Chromolithograph.