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Watercolour - The Wounded Leg
  • The Wounded Leg
    Heaphy, Thomas, born 1775 - died 1835
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The Wounded Leg

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1809 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heaphy, Thomas, born 1775 - died 1835 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 88, box L

Thomas Heaphy had exhibited miniature portraits at the RA from 1797, and further supported himself by hand-colouring prints. But in 1807 he began to exhibit large subject watercolours at the SPWC. Though discoloured and with some retouching by a later artist, this work shows his fine techniques, admired by public and critics alike, focusing on details such as the dilapidated bible on the window sill.

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'The Wounded Leg' showing a village doctor tending to a man's wounded leg whilst his family looks on. Signed and dated by the artist.

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)


1809 (painted)


Heaphy, Thomas, born 1775 - died 1835 (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 42 cm, Width: 58.4 cm, Height: 680 mm Gilt frame, Width: 840 cm Gilt frame

Object history note

This painting was retouched by R. R. Reinangle in 1837 at a dealer's request

Descriptive line

Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835), 'The Wounded Leg', originally called 'The Village Doctress', 1809, watercolour


Watercolour; Paper


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Family; Doctors; Health


Paintings; Health


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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