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Five people, each exercising one of the five senses. Coloured lithograph after L.-L. Boilly.

  • Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845.
Date
[1823?]
Reference
44032i
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Description

Top, a man who looks at a miniature through a quizzing glass, representing sight. Below left, a man holding a watch up to his ear, representing hearing. Right, a woman holding a perfume flask to her nose, representing smell. Centre, a man licking a finger which has just wiped some food from a dish, representing taste. Bottom, an old man who represents touch feeling the wrist and forearm of the young woman who smells the perfume flask

Publication/Creation

[Paris] : I[mp]. lith de Delpech, [1823?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 21 x 18 cm

Lettering

Les cinq sens. L. Boilly

References note

W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter (edd.), Medicine and the five senses, Cambridge 1993, front cover (reproduced)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44032i

Languages

  • French


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