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People scrambling to get away from a person with leprosy. Watercolour by R. Cooper.

  • Cooper, Richard Tennant, 1885-1957.
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24007i
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Description

In their haste the crowd has left an infant on the roadside; the person with leprosy walks by, ringing a bell

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour, with gouache and pencil ; image 52 x 37.2 cm

Lettering

Cooper 19--.

Creator/production credits

One of several paintings commissioned by Henry S. Wellcome around 1912 from Richard Cooper, who was then working in Paris. Cooper was educated at Tonbridge and then trained as an artist in Paris before the First World War. In 1914 he joined the British Army and in 1916 was transferred to the Royal Engineers. His obituary in The times says that he worked on camouflage with Solomon J. Solomon RA as well as acting as official war artist for The graphic. After the war he enjoyed a flourishing career as a graphic artist designing posters: he is particularly well known for his advertisements for the London Underground

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Wellcome Library no. 24007i

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Copyright was assigned by the artist to the Wellcome organization

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