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A giant claw pierces the breast of a sleeping naked woman, another naked woman swoops down and stabs the claw with a knife; representing the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Watercolour by R. Cooper.

Cooper, Richard Tennant, 1885-1957.

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Credit: A giant claw pierces the breast of a sleeping naked woman, another naked woman swoops down and stabs the claw with a knife; representing the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Watercolour by R. Cooper. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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1 painting : watercolour, with gouache and pencil

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Cooper.

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Copyright was assigned by the artist to the Wellcome organization

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24003i

Creator/production credits

One of several paintings commissioned by Henry S. Wellcome around 1912 from Richard Cooper, who was then working in Paris. Cooper was educated at Tonbridge and then trained as an artist in Paris before the First World War. In 1914 he joined the British Army and in 1916 was transferred to the Royal Engineers. His obituary in The times says that he worked on camouflage with Solomon J. Solomon RA as well as acting as official war artist for The graphic. After the war he enjoyed a flourishing career as a graphic artist designing posters, especially advertisements for the London Underground



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