Five decrepit doctors crushed together in consultation. Coloured lithograph after L. Boilly, c. 1823.

  • Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845.
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[1823]
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18177i
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Grimaces
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Five decrepit doctors crushed together in consultation. Coloured lithograph after L. Boilly, c. 1823. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A companion print shows young, post-revolutionary doctors: see frame no. 11983 (record number 16325)

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

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour.

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Consultation de medecins

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)

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.

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Wellcome Collection 18177i

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