An old man diagnosed as suffering from senile dementia. Colour lithograph, 1896, after J. Williamson, ca. 1890.
- Williamson, J., active 1890.
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The man sits slumped in a chair and wears on his head a bonnet with red, green and yellow stripes. He was described by Bramwell, op. cit., p. 147, as follows: "This plate represents a man aged 82, an inmate of the Craiglockhart Workhouse, affected with senile dementia. His sight and hearing were dull, he took little notice of his surroundings, spoke little, and seldom responded to questions. His appetite and general health were good."
[Edinburgh] : [publisher not identified], [1896?]
1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 26 x 20 cm
Wellcome Library no. 38623i
The artist named as J. Williamson was presumably the John Williamson recorded as a portrait- and figure-painter in J. Johnson and A. Greutzner, The dictionary of British artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1976. Between 1885 and 1895 he exhibited four works at the Royal Academy, one at the Royal Society of British Artists, and eleven at the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1885 he gave an Edinburgh address, and from 1891-92 an address at 5 West Hampstead Studios, Sherrif Rd., London NW