Five decrepit doctors crushed together in consultation. Coloured stipple engraving after L. Boilly, c. 1823.

  • Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845.
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[1823]
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16318i
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Grimaces
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Five decrepit doctors crushed together in consultation. Coloured stipple engraving after L. Boilly, c. 1823. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Description

"1760" refers to the time of the ancien régime and contrasts the picture with another of Boilly's 'Grimaces' series bearing the same title, but a different date, 1823. It shows a group of fashionable young doctors and can be seen in Wellcome Library no. 16325i

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1823]

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 30.1 x 23 cm.

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A medical consultation. 1760

Notes

'Grimaces' is the title of a series of 92 lithographs designed by Boilly between 1823 and 1828, "reissued by the Maison Aubert in 1837 as 'Groupes physionomiques connus sous le nom de grimaces par Boilly'. 200-300 exemplars of first edition, up to 1000 on a few. Also issued in more limited editions in London." (Judith Wechsler, 'A Human Comedy', Thames and Hudson, London 1982, p. 194)

References note

Henry Harrisse, 'L.L. Boilly'. Paris société de propagation de livres d'art, 1898, p. 196ff.

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Wellcome Collection 16318i

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