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Title: Surgeons / Doctors / Faculte de Medicine.
Published: Netherlands, ca. 1990

Size: 19.3 x 35.6 inches.
49.0 x 90.5 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Etching on wove paper. Size of paper : 490x905mm.
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A late 20 century etching after the drawing by the French Art-Nouveau artist Adrien Barrère (1877-1931), showing a "pathological humoresque" of 16 contemporary professors from the medical faculty of the University of Paris.
Barrère's work has been described as "pathological humoresque.
Signed in lower margin in pencil : 128/225, "De Medische Stand", "Maarten Oversteegen".

Adrien Baneux (artist name Barrère) (1877-1931) studied in Paris for several semesters law and medicine before he began a career as a cartoonist. Well known for his caricatures of lawyers "Professeurs de la Faculté de Droit" or the here offered caricatures of the Paris Faculty of Medicine, created in the period from 1900 to 1905.
His cartoons were a ready market at the time - not one Parisian medical student returned home without one of these images.
The persons depicted are from left to right: Paul SEGOND, Jules DEJERINE, Félix DE LAPERSONNE, Louis LANDOUZY, Philippe GAUCHER, Gabriel-Edouard BRISSAUD, Augustin GILBERT, Paul RECLUS, Georges ROGER, Odilon LANNELONGUE, Jean LE DENTU, Charles RICHET, Edouard KIRMISSON, Louis TERRIER.

Reference: William H . Knisely, Adrien Barrère and His Caricatures of the Medical Faculty of the University of Paris, in : J Child Neurol.1989, 4: 50..

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