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A woman with a tumour in her right breast which is expanding over her trunk. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, ca. 183-.

  • Lam, Qua.
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[183?-?]
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643389i
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Credit: A woman with a tumour in her right breast which is expanding over her trunk. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, ca. 183-. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

She is seated reclining against a cushion

Publication/Creation

[183?-?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache ; sheet 52 x 35 cm

Contributors

References note

Stephen D. Rachman, The mysteries of Lam Qua: medical portraiture in China 1836-1855, website, http://www.historicalvoices.org/lamqua/index.php (accessed 30 July 2004), this case not included
Peter Parker Collection, Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, website http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/parker (accessed 20 December 2004), no. 27
Sander L. Gilman, 'Lam Qua and the development of a westernized medical iconography in China', Medical history, 1986, 30: 57-69; Larissa N. Heinrich, The afterlife of images: translating the pathological body between China and the West, Durham: Duke University Press, 2008

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Bears no number on verso (unlike other works in this series)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 643389i

Reproduction note

After: one of at least 115 paintings executed in Canton (Guangzhou) by Lam Qua, ca. 1830-1850, for the American missionary Peter Parker (1804-1888), and which are now (2004) in the Peter Parker Collection, Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell University); and the Gordon Museum, Guy's Hospital, London: see cited works by Gilman, Rachman and Heinrich. A painting in the Yale library (Peter Parker Collection, op. cit.) shows the same subject


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