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Figure 1. ‘Oil painting of a man smoking an opium pipe’ (Science Museum, London). This painting of a man smoking an opium pipe used to hang in the opium den run by Ah Sing (d. 1890), in New Court, Victoria Street, London. Ah Sing’s opium den was the model for the one described in Charles Dickens’ unfinished final story 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'. It was probably the most famous of the dens in Victorian London and Dickens was just one of a number of well known individuals who visited it – presumably for research purposes. Maker: Unknown maker Place made: Europe.
by Xuelei Huang and Gemma McLean-Carr
Figure 2. G. F. Watts, Cupid Asleep, 1893, oil on canvas, 66cm x 53.3cm, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, WAG 2099
by Sally Holloway
François Boucher, La Toilette, 1742, oil on canvas, 52.5 x 66.5 cm,  Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Inv. no. 58 (1967.4).
by Clara May
Figure 5. A physician dressed in protective plague costume. Line engraving after J.J. Manget, 1700-1799. Wellcome Collection, 10075i
by Rose Byfleet
Standglass for 'Extrait Triple Opoponax' from the mid 1800s, white glass with clear ground facets, 16 x 7.5cm, NFA.18100, Norwegian Pharmacy Museum, Norway - CC BY-SA. https://www.europeana.eu/item/746/_011023261166
by Catherine Maxwell
Figure 1. An illustration of a 'Smell Organ' imagined in a 1922 issue of Science and Invention Magazine.
by William Tullett
Bourdichon, Jean, Aspic [lavender] Horae ad usum Romanum, known as Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne, between 1503 and 1508, Manuscript, paint, gold, parchment, 30 x 19cm, National Library of France, LATIN 9474.
by Jessica P. Clark
Figure 1. A rarer example of the adoration of the Magi scene in which frankincense is not just given but burnt, Jacob Gole, after Carlo Maratta, ‘Adoration of the Magi’, 1670-1724, mezzotint and engraving, 25.6 x 17.5cm, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, RP-P-1888-A-13907
by William Tullett
Figure 2. The Sanatorium and grounds, Bournemouth, 1880, photolithograph after an etching, 15651i, Wellcome Collection, London.
by Jonathan Reinarz