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Thomas Uwins, 1782–1857

Gil Blas Practicing Medicine Under Dr. Sangrado

Part Of:

Collective Title: L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

between 1820 and 1822
Materials & Techniques:
Brown wash with brown pen and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper, laid in contemporary mount made of moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Mount: 17 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches (44.2 x 52 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 13 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches (34.6 x 43.5 cm), Sheet: 12 7/8 x 16 1/2 inches (32.7 x 41.9 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, on mount, lower left: "T. UWINS."; on mount, lower center: "Gil Blas while practicing medicine under Dr. Sangrado | encounters Dr Cuchillo at the bedside of the Grocer"; on mount, lower right: ""Le petit médecin me dit en souriant d'un air plein de malice: | vous croyez que ces remédes lui sauveront la vie?" | Gil Blas"; in graphite, on mount, lower right: "100"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | bedroom | cane | canopy | chairs | cloaks | coats | curtains | death | drapery | dress | eyeglasses | gesture | humor | illness | interior | L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (1715-1735) | literary theme | medicine | men | physicians | picaresque novel | satire | science | women
Associated People:
Gil Blas
Dr. Sangrado
Dr. Cuchillo
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Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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