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Napoleon Bonaparte touching the bubo of a plague victim at Jaffa in 1799. Coloured wood engraving by Thiébault.

  • Thiébault, Jean-Baptiste, 1809-1839.
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Epinal : De la fabrique de Pellerin, imprimeur-libraire.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving, with watercolour ; image 33.1 x 54.2 cm

Lettering

Bonaparte touchant les pestiférés. ... Thiébault.

References note

Raymond Crawfurd, Plague and pestilence in literature and art, Oxford 1914, pp. 200-211
W. Helfand, "The poisoning of the sick at Jaffa", Veröffentlichungen der Internat. Ges. für Geschichte der Pharmazie, neue Folge, vol. 42, Wissenschaftl. Verlagsges. Stuttgart, 1975
Tony Gould (ed.), Cures and curiosities: inside the Wellcome Library, London 2007, p. 138

Lettering note

Lettering continues with a brief description of the event depicted, ending with a quotation from Napoleon: "C'était mon devoir...je suis Géneral en Chef."

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10103i

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  • French


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