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A man vaccinating a young child held by its mother, with other members of the household looking on. Oil painting by L.-L. Boilly, 1807(?).

  • Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845.
Date
[1807?]
Reference
40474i
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Harrisse's title : La vaccine
Harrisse's title for related drawing (no. 1190) : La vaccine ou le préjugé vaincu

Description

Described thus by Harrisse: Un vieux médecin pose du vaccin sur le bras d'un jeune enfant assis sur les genoux de sa mère et entouré de la nourrice, de jeunes filles et du père.

Publication/Creation

[Paris], [1807?]

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 44.5 x 58 cm

References note

Henry Harrisse, L.-L. Boilly, Paris: Société de Propagation des Livres d'Art, 1898, p. 134, no. 548
'La vaccine ou le préjugé vaincu'. The lancet, 17 February 1996, p. 449
Alan Emery and Marcia Emery, Medicine and art, London 2003, pp. 34-35

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 40474i

Reproduction note

Harrisse lists eight drawings by Boilly preparatory to this composition (nos. 1185-1192; no. 1187 misnumbered 1197). No. 1185, showing the mother holding the infant up for vaccination, was offered for sale at Christie's, London, 21 November 1996 lot 31


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