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A young man with an ulcerated face. Lithograph after H. Holbein.

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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"Formerly the ulcers on the face of the young men were thought to be due to leprosy, now the traditional opinon is that they are syphilitic lesions. Dr. Duggan suggested pemphigus" (note by Dr Renate Burgess)


Wien.[Vienna] : Verlag von Ferd. Schenk (Prag.[Prague] : Sammlung A. v. Lanna)

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1 print : lithograph, printed in colour ; image 19.9 x 14.8 cm


Oberdeutsche Schule. German school. École Allemande. The leprous. Le lépreux. Hans Holbein d. Ä. ... Der aussätzige..


Wellcome Library no. 5451i

Lettering note

Bears number lower right, "1125"

Reproduction note

After "a drawing in three chalks by Hans Holbein the Younger [1497-1543] in the Fogg Art Museum at Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A."



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