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A bewildered doctor checking the pulse of lovesick young woman, her concerned mother comforts her, in the background Cupid is grinning and pointing to one of his arrows. Coloured mezzotint by W. Ward, 1802, after J. Opie.

  • Opie, John, 1761-1807.
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2 May 1802
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20402i
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Credit: A bewildered doctor checking the pulse of lovesick young woman, her concerned mother comforts her, in the background Cupid is grinning and pointing to one of his arrows. Coloured mezzotint by W. Ward, 1802, after J. Opie. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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London (6 Newman Street) : Messrs Wards & Co., 2 May 1802.

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1 print : mezzotint, with watercolour ; image 67.1 x 49.2 cm

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The love sick maid, or the doctor puzzled. "She never told her love." La fille malade d'amour, ou le medecin embarrassé. "Elle ne parloit jamais de son amour" Painted by J. Opie R.A. ; Engraved by Wm. Ward.

References note

Valeria Sobol, Febris erotica: lovesickness in the Russian literary imagination, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009, pp. x-xi, 145, 187 ("the konsilium scene in Anna Karenina is almost a literal reenactment of Opie's painting"), 197, 201

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Wellcome Library no. 20402i

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