Portrait of patient with skin dideases, New Sydenham Society, London, 1860-1884

Made:
1860-1884

Portrait of a young male patient with Prurigo Adolescentium. The patient is sitting on a chair with arms crossed, bare chest and a white clothe around the waist, wearing trousers. The chest is facing the viewer but the head is slightly turned to the left, no eye contact. This plate (XXXVIII) is an original portrait commissioned by the New Sydenham Society to artist E. Burgess as part of the Society's Atlas of skin diseases. More information on the portraits included in the Atlas can be found in 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the New Sydenham Society's Atlas of Portraits of Diseases of the Skin' by Jonathan Hutchinson.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-483/22
Materials:
paper (fibre product), pigment
type:
print
credit:
Science Museum (Wellcome Department)
status:
Permanent collection

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