Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Ambroise Paré using the ligature when amputating at the siege of Damvillers, 1552. Oil painting by Ernest Board.

  • Board, Ernest, 1877-1934.
  • Pictures

Selected images from this work

About this work


When first exhibited in 1913, the subject was identified as "Ambroise Paré using the ligature when amputating on the battlefield at the siege of Bramvilliers [sic], 1552" (Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, loc. cit.) The place referred to is Damvillers (Meuse)

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 91.5 x 61 cm

References note

Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, Handbook of the historical medical museum, organized by Henry S. Wellcome, London 1913, p. 22, no. 56


Wellcome Library no. 45900i

Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores


    By appointment


    Researchers are encouraged to first refer to the digital copy when available. Any requests for physical access to the item should be sent to for review by our teams. Please note that for viewing particularly fragile original items a strong research case should be made, and requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Permanent link