Watercolour illustration of a swollen eyelid, England, 1900

Made:
1900 in England
artist:
Peter Nairn
Copy of watercolour illustration by Peter Nairn showing swollen damaged or diseased eyelid, English, 1900.

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Copy of watercolour illustration by Peter Nairn showing swollen damaged or diseased eyelid, English, 1900.
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Watercolour illustration by Peter Nairn showing swollen damaged or diseased eyelid, English, 1900

Illustrations of medical conditions were taken from observations of patients to be used as teaching aids for students. This example by artist Peter Nairn (active 1891-1920) shows a swollen, damaged or diseased eyelid. The patient’s name (Nora Cave) is recorded in the top left hand corner, as is the date (9 May 1900).

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A680440
type:
watercolour
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work