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Operating room staff wheeling a patient back into a ward after an operation. Oil painting by Ethel Macmillan, ca. 1940.

  • Macmillan, Ethel, 1909-1957
Date
[between 1939 and 1941?]
Reference
525188i
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view Operating room staff wheeling a patient back into a ward after an operation. Oil painting by Ethel Macmillan, ca. 1940.

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Credit: Operating room staff wheeling a patient back into a ward after an operation. Oil painting by Ethel Macmillan, ca. 1940. Wellcome Collection. In copyright

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Description

Two female nurses and a corpulent male porter, seen from behind, push a hospital trolley holding a patient towards the left of the picture, while another nurse walks along side holding up a bottle of saline infusion. On the right, a canister of oxygen (?)

Publication/Creation

[London], [between 1939 and 1941?]

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas laid down on millboard ; millboard 30.3 x 40.3 cm

Lettering

Back from the theatre. E. Macmillan

References note

'Ethel Macmillan', The times, 31 August 1957 ("she developed an extremely individual style in oil painting, depicting groups of people as they live ... proletarians crowd round whelk stalls, nurses bring back a patient from the operating theatre, loungers sit in Spanish cafés ...")

Lettering note

Label on verso with handwritten text: "Ethel Macmillan (Mrs), 17 Grove Terrace NW5 'Back from the theatre'"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 525188i

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