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Syphilis. Gouache by Richard Tennant Cooper, 1912.

  • Cooper, Richard Tennant, 1885-1957.
Date
1912
Reference
44681i
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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

Publication/Creation

1912

Physical description

1 painting : gouache ; board 52 x 70.5 cm

References note

W. Schupbach, The iconographic collections of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London 1989, p. 13

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44681i

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