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A man (Kwan Nanking) with a large pendent tumour hanging from his hip. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, ca. 1837.

  • Lam, Qua.
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[1837?]
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679511i
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Identified by Rachman with Parker's case 4606 (Kwan Nanking). "Dr. Parker's case report: December 18, 1837 Its bulbous portion was about one foot circumference, and its neck four or five inches long and the circular attachment of its peduncle about two inches diameter. Its lower part was in an ulcerated state. On the 28th February it was removed and the patient was presently well. Its singular form and attachment entitle it to notice."

Publication/Creation

[1837?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache ; sight 50.7 x 26.3 cm

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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 17 October 2009)
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 17 October 2009), no. 70
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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Verso not seen (concealed by frame)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 679510i

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.) and another painting in the Gordon Museum (Rachman, loc. cit.) show the same subject


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