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Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Le Malade Imaginaire

Oil Painting
1843 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Critics admired this depiction of Molière's 1673 satirical comedy The Hypochondriac, particularly the figure of the fierce doctor Purgon. He has just listed the frightful diseases that the terrified Monsieur Argan will suffer, because Argan's sensible brother would not permit the horrible treatment prescribed.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief description
Oil painting by Charles Robert Leslie depicting Act III, Scene 6 from Moliere's 'Le Malade Imaginaire'. Great Britain, 1843.
Physical description
Oil painting depicting Act III, Scene 6 from Moliere's 'Le Malade Imaginaire'.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 61cm
  • Estimate width: 97.7cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Styles
Credit line
Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857
Object history
Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857
Subjects depicted
Literary reference'Le Malade Imaginaire' by Moliere
Summary
Critics admired this depiction of Molière's 1673 satirical comedy The Hypochondriac, particularly the figure of the fierce doctor Purgon. He has just listed the frightful diseases that the terrified Monsieur Argan will suffer, because Argan's sensible brother would not permit the horrible treatment prescribed.
Bibliographic reference
Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 168
Collection
Accession number
FA.118[O]

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Record createdMay 19, 2003
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