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A woman, reclining, with a large tumour on her right breast. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, ca. 1837.

  • Lam, Qua.
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[1837?]
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679512i
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Description

Not identified by Rachman with any case in Parker's case reports. The woman looks upwards as if mentally lost, whereas in the Yale painting she turns to look at the viewer

Publication/Creation

[1837?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache ; sight 27.4 x 46.5 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 17 October 2009), as "Yale no. 55"
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. 20
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

Lettering note

Verso not seen (concealed by frame)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 679512i

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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