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Object: Folles de la Salpétrière, (Cour des agitées.) (Madwomen of the Salpétrière. (Courtyard of the mentally disturbed.))
Series: Les Artistes Anciens et Modernes
Female patients in a courtyard, some sitting on the ground, others standing; a wall with a large door at the back. 1857
Lithograph on chine collé
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Height: 186 millimetres (image)
Width: 276 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The print is after the artist's painting of the subject, exhibited at the Salon in 1857.
La Salpêtrière was originally a general hospital created by Louis XIV to confine the poor, on a site which had been used as an arsenal for gunpowder (saltpetre). In time it became a hospital for women, especially for those deemed to have a mental illness. Now called La Pitié-Salpêtrière, it is a renowned teaching hospital.
For further information on the series, including dating, see Curator’s Comment on 1936,0302.14.1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1880,0710.1 to 250 constitute a series of plates for 'Les artistes anciens et modernes' from 1842-60.
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