1908 Photogravure Gerard Dow La Femme Hydropique Art Sick Mother Medical XAB3


This is an original 1908 black and white photogravure of "La Femme Hydropique." This painting shows a sick mother, whose hand her child is holding, while the caretaker attempts to fed the ill mother a teaspoon of tonic, as a doctor intently analyzes a urine sample. The original painting was initially the property of Prince Eugene until his death, whereupon it became property of the House of Savoy, where it as placed in the Royal Gallery in Turin. Thereafter, it was moved to the Louvre. The plate impressions on this photogravure are visible.


This 103+ 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.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 6.5 inches; 14 x 17 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 piece was illustrated by Dow, Gerard. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Medicine, Ancient Physician

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