C1882

Sketches at the Melbourne Hospital.

Artist:

Alfred James Daplyn (1844 - 1926)

This engraving was published as a result of multiple outbreaks of erysipelas at the Melbourne Hospital which led to a Parliamentary enquiry. In 1882 Dr Richard Youl, the Coroner for Melbourne, commented in the newspapers about two deaths from erysipelas … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sketches at the Melbourne Hospital.

Date:

C1882

Artist:

Alfred James Daplyn (1844 - 1926)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

234mm 
x 320mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sketches at the Melbourne Hospital. - Antique Print from 1882

Genuine antique
dated:

1882

Description:

This engraving was published as a result of multiple outbreaks of erysipelas at the Melbourne Hospital which led to a Parliamentary enquiry.

In 1882 Dr Richard Youl, the Coroner for Melbourne, commented in the newspapers about two deaths from erysipelas that had occurred at the hospital. Inboth cases Youl brought in findings that exonerated the individuals but condemned the hospital for its role in the mens deaths, “stating at the inquest that the entire building is saturated with  erisipelas-every nook and cranny is full of poison, and the entire fabric should come down.”

From the original edition of the Australian Sketcher.

Artist:

Alfred James Daplyn (1844-1926)

Daplyn was an artist, born in London and studied at the Slade School in London, the National Academy in New York, under Leon Gerome at L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. He arrived in Australia in

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