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Five decrepit doctors crushed together in consultation. Coloured lithograph by F-S. Delpech after L. Boilly, c. 1823.

  • Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845
Date:
[1823]
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16314i
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Grimaces
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Description

"1760" refers to the time of the ancien régime and contrasts the picture with another of Boilly's 'Grimaces' series bearing the same title, but a different date, 1823. It shows a group of fashionable young doctors and can be seen in Wellcome Library no. 16325i

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1823]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour.

Series

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Consultation de medecins, 1760. L. Boilly. Lith de Delpech.

References note

For further information on this series, see Henry Harrisse, 'L.L. Boilly'. Paris société de propagation de livres d'art, 1898, p. 196ff.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16314i

Notes

'Grimaces' is the title of a series of 92 lithographs designed by Boilly between 1823 and 1828, "reissued by the Maison Aubert in 1837 as 'Groupes physionomiques connus sous le nom de grimaces par Boilly'. 200-300 exemplars of first edition, up to 1000 on a few. Also issued in more limited editions in London." (Judith Wechsler, 'A Human Comedy', Thames and Hudson, London 1982, p. 194)

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