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A man (Leang Ashing), in profile, with a tumour on the right side of his face. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, 1837.

  • Lam, Qua.
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[after 1837]
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603132i
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Description

Possibly the case described in Peter Parker's notebook, case No. 1675, year 1836, "The tumour was extirpated successfully in about nine minutes"

Publication/Creation

[after 1837]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache ; sheet 52 x 30 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 30 July 2004), no. 82
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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Bears number on verso

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 603132i

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 Yale Medical Library, 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


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