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A young man, J. Kay, afflicted with a rodent disease which has eaten away part of his face. Oil painting, ca. 1820.

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[1820?]
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A man, with a frightened expression, suffering from a rodent disease of the face. The verso is inscribed "Cancer of the nose Mr J Kay", but as he seems to have "Hutchinson's teeth", a symptom of congenital syphilis, the inscription may be a euphemism

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[1820?]

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 44 x 33 cm

Lettering

Cancer of the nose Mr J Kay. H

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 603117i

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Lettering on verso of canvas

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