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Le Malade Imaginaire

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1843 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leslie, Charles Robert (R.A.), born 1794 - died 1859 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:

    FA.118[O]

  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case EAST WALL

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.

Physical description

Oil painting depicting Act III, Scene 6 from Moliere's 'Le Malade Imaginaire'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, painted)

Date

1843 (painted)

Artist/maker

Leslie, Charles Robert (R.A.), born 1794 - died 1859 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 61 cm estimate, Width: 97.7 cm estimate

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting by Charles Robert Leslie depicting Act III, Scene 6 from Moliere's 'Le Malade Imaginaire'. Great Britain, 1843.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 168

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Patient; Bandages; Doctor; Sickness

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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