A man with cholera buried prematurely. Photograph after painting by A. J. Wiertz.

  • Wiertz, Anton Joseph, 1806-1865.
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1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; sheet 20.5 x 29 cm


No 19. Bruxelles Musée Wiertz, L'inhumation précipitée. G.H. Phot. Déposé


Wellcome Collection 34517i

Reproduction note

The photograph is probably of a painting by Anton Joseph Wiertz (1806-1865) known as The precipitate burial. The painting is a protest against the premature burial of those not quite dead during an epidemic of cholera. The painting is in the Musée Wiertz in Brussels; a museum built for Wiertz by the state of Brussels in 1850


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