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A woman, facing to right, with a large tumour covering her left eye. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, ca. 1838.

  • Lam, Qua.
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[1838?]
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651197i
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Description

Not identified in Peter Parker's notebook--Rachman, loc. cit.

Publication/Creation

[1838?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache ; sheet 52 x 36.2 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)
Sander L. Gilman, 'Lam Qua and the development of a westernized medical iconography in China', Medical history, 1986, 30: 57-69; Larissa N. Heinrich, Larissa N. Heinrich, The afterlife of images: translating the pathological body between China and the West, Durham: Duke University Press, 2008

Lettering note

Bears number on verso: No. 8

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 651197i

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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