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Seven clergymen watch as a physician bathes the feet of a sick, aristocratic lady; suggesting the uncertainty of the clergy faced with the ousting of the aristocracy in France. Coloured etching by S.J., 1791.

S. J.
Date
1791

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Credit: Seven clergymen watch as a physician bathes the feet of a sick, aristocratic lady; suggesting the uncertainty of the clergy faced with the ousting of the aristocracy in France. Coloured etching by S.J., 1791. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

Helfand identifies the physician as Guy-Jean-Baptiste Target, "a lawyer who had served as president of the National Assembly and who had actively worked on the preparation of the Constitution"; the print refers to his difficulties in keeping the Constitution alive

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Lettering

En reviendra-t-élle?

Publication/Creation

1791

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Publications note

William H. Helfand, 'Medicine and pharmacy in French political prints - The Revolutionary period', p. 1153; in 24th International Congress on the History of Medicine, Budapest, 1974. Acta. Vol. 2. 1976

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 15873i

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  • French


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