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Lithograph - Desgenettes, médecin en chef de l'armeé d'Egypte, s'inocule la peste en présence des soldats malades afin de calmer leur imagination
  • Desgenettes, médecin en chef de l'armeé d'Egypte, s'inocule la peste en présence des soldats malades afin de calmer leur imagination
    Vafflard, Pierre Antoine Augustin, born 1777 - died 1835
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Desgenettes, médecin en chef de l'armeé d'Egypte, s'inocule la peste en présence des soldats malades afin de calmer leur imagination

  • Object:

    Lithograph

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820-35 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vafflard, Pierre Antoine Augustin, born 1777 - died 1835 (artist)
    Engelmann & Co (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.598

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Lithograph portrait of Desgenettes, the principal medical officer in the French army during Napoleon's siege of Acre in 1799, demonstrating the principle and technique of innoculation to plague ridden troops. Lettered with title and 'Galerie Militaire. Vafflard. Imp.Lith. de G.Engelmann, rue Cassette No.18 Paris'.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)

Date

ca. 1820-35 (made)

Artist/maker

Vafflard, Pierre Antoine Augustin, born 1777 - died 1835 (artist)
Engelmann & Co (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 24.7 cm, Width: 33.6 cm

Descriptive line

Lithograph after a drawing by Pierre Vafflard entitled 'Desgenettes, médecin en chef de l'armeé d'Egypte, s'inocule la peste en présence des soldats malades afin de calmer leur imagination', plate 27 from a set of 100 in the 'Galerie des Militaires français qui à diffrentes époques se sont distingués par leur courage’. France, ca.1820-1835.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Armies; Troops; Plagues; Doctors; Illness; Medicine

Categories

Prints; Health; War

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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