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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

Lithograph
ca. 1820-35 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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'.

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TitleDesgenettes, médecin en chef de l'armeé d'Egypte, s'inocule la peste en présence des soldats malades afin de calmer leur imagination (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Lithograph
Brief description
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.
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'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 24.7cm
  • Width: 33.6cm
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
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Place depicted
Collection
Accession number
SP.598

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Record createdJuly 1, 2009
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