These prints are copies from the original Lithography, by Langlumé, in "Comic album of picturesque pathology"; a collection of twenty medical caricatures, published in Paris by Huzard-Courcier for Ambroise Tardieu in 1823.
Big format prints measuring 36cms/ 14" x 29cms/ 11½", on heavyweight paper in exceptional quality colour.
These five prints are medical science caricatures, they show various diseases as social satire. The illnesses lampooned include "Vapors", "Madness", "St-Guy's Dance", "Scabies", and "Loneliness".
The illustrators were Antoine Chazal (1793 - 1854). Charles Aubry (1817 - 1837), Hippolyte Bellangé (1800 - 1866) and Alexandre-Marie Colin (1798 - 1875).
*Auguste Ambroise Tardieu (10 March 1818 – 12 January 1879) was a French medical doctor and the pre-eminent forensic medical scientist of the mid-19th century
Rare and collectible, these prints would make a thoughtful gift for any doctor or graduating medic.
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