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An old physician is taking a young woman's pulse and pointing to her heart, implying that she is suffering from lovesickness, the physicians' assistant is grinning and mixing a concoction. Engraving by I.S. Helman, 1775, after J.B. Leprince, 1773.

Le Prince, Jean-Baptiste, 1734-1781.
Date
1775

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Credit: An old physician is taking a young woman's pulse and pointing to her heart, implying that she is suffering from lovesickness, the physicians' assistant is grinning and mixing a concoction. Engraving by I.S. Helman, 1775, after J.B. Leprince, 1773. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Le medecin clair-voyant. Peint en 1773 le Prince peintre du Roi, et conseiller en son Académie Royale. Gravé en 1775 par Helman graveur de Mgr. le Duc de Chartes. ...

Publication/Creation

Paris (rue des Mathurins, au petit Hôtel de Cluny) : ches l'auteur, 1775.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching ; image 43 x 34.7 cm

Publications note

18th century blues: exploring the melancholy mind, Gateshead: Shipley Art Gallery, 2008, [unnumbered pages]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 21768i

Reproduction note

The original painting (or one similar) is in: the Baltimore museum of art

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  • French


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