1875 Woodcut Paul Philippoteaux Necker Hospital 18th Century Paris Nurse XEA6
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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Paul Philippoteaux which depicts the rather squalid conditions of the Necker Hospital in Paris, France. Established by Madame Necker in 1778, it was devoted mostly to medicine and surgery for adult patients, however it later became the first known pediatric hospital in the world.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a partial blind emboss mark in the upper right corner.
Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches; 14 x 9 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.
This piece was illustrated by Philippoteaux, Paul. There is no visible artist signature.
Paul Philippoteaux (1846 _ 1923) was a Parisian artist who studied at the Collège Henri-IV and frequented both his father's studio as well as those of other artists. He is most famous for his incredible cycloramas, with his masterpiece being The Battle of Gettysburg, an enormous painting which was not only over one hundred yards long, but weighed over six tons and included items such as trees, fences, and stone walls when it was originally displayed.
Keywords specific to this image: ill, invalid, treatment