English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1890. Published in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1890. "Worth a guinea a box", Beecham's Pills were a laxative first marketed around 1842 in St Helens, Lancashire. They were invented by Thomas Beecham (1820?1907), grandfather of Thomas Beecham (1879?1961). Provenance: Private Collection.