Syphilis. Gouache by Richard Tennant Cooper, 1912.
- Cooper, Richard Tennant, 1885-1957.
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About this work
The painting shows, half-realistically, half-allegorically, how an Edwardian sporting man of the world, characterised as such by his golf-clubs, souvenirs of the turf, and signs of good living, reacts to the revelation of his own infection with syphilis, a then treatable but incurable and potentially horrific venereal disease
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