Organs of the body performing gymnastic exercises; representing courses in physical culture taught by Edmond Desbonnet. Colour lithograph.

  • Desbonnet, Edmond.
Date:
[between 1900 and 1909?]
Reference:
744279i
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Little figures representing the organs lift dumbbells as they walk along a path labelled "C'est la route de la santé ; C'est la longévité assurée ; C'est la joie de vivre". The organs are the brain, nerves, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, stomach, intestines

Publication/Creation

Paris (48, Rue du Faubourg-Poissonière, Paris Xème) : [publisher not identified], [between 1900 and 1909?] (Paris (153 Ave Parmentier) : A. Bouillie, Direction de la Publicité)

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1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 81 x 59 cm

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La gymnastique des organes enseignée exclusivement aux écoles de culture physique du Professeur Desbonnet (Grande médaille d'or du Ministère d'Hygiène) ... notice sur demande

Reference

Wellcome Collection 744279i

Creator/production credits

Edmond Desbonnet (1868-1953) opened the first of his many schools of physical culture in Lille in 1895. His publications included La Force physique, culture rationnelle, méthode Attila, méthode Sandow, méthode Desbonnet (1901) and Comment on devient athlète (1909). An exhibition of photographs of his schools was shown in Paris in 1992 (Accord à corps: Edmond Desbonnet et la culture physique, Paris: Editions Créaphis, 1992 (Collection Maison de la Villette))
Bears a designer's indistinct signature: "Remy"?

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