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Salpêtrière hospital, Paris: Philippe Pinel freeing the insane from their chains. Oil painting by T. Robert-Fleury, ca. 1876.

Robert-Fleury, Tony, 1837-1911.
Date
[1876?]
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799213i
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Publication/Creation

[1876?]

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 35.8 x 50.2 cm

Lettering

T. Robert-Fleury

Notes

Apparently a study for Robert-Fleury's painting in the Salpêtrière, 1876, with some differences, notably the kneeling man in the foreground of the present painting, and the attitude of the woman being unmanacled

Publications note

Jane E. Kromm, Studies in the iconography of madness, 1600-1900, Thesis (Ph.D.)--Emory University, 1984, pp. 341-
Richard E. Weisberg, The representation of doctors at work in salon art of the early Third Republic in France, dissertation, New York University, May, 1995, Ann Arbor : U.M.I., [1997], vol. 1, pp. 220-240
Gladys Swain, Le sujet de la folie: naissance de la psychiatrie; précédé de De Pinel à Freud par Marcel Gauchet, Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1997
Jane Kromm, The art of frenzy: public madness in the visual culture of Europe, 1500-1850, London and New York: Continuum, 2002, pp. 259-263
Natasha Ruiz-Gómez, 'The painter, the psychiatrist and a fashion for hysteria', Wellcome Collection website, 4 March 2020

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Wellcome Library no. 799213i

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