Erasmus Wilson [facsimile signature.]
London, Published April 2nd. 1873, by Henry Graves & Co. the Proprietors, Publishers to H.M. the Queen, and T.R.H. the Prince & Princess of Wales, 6 Pall Mall _ Copyright Registered.
Mezzotint proof before title on india, printseller's association stamp. Plate 545 x 419mm. 21½ x 16½".
Sir William James Erasmus Wilson (1809-1884) was an English surgeon and dermatologist, knighted by Queen Victoria in 1881 (as alluded to by the sceptre in the foreground). Here stood at a lecern surrounded by specimens with a list of treatments hung on the wall beside him ('17. Trichopathie; 18. Steatopathie' etc).
PSA: AP.50. BLI.25. NPG: D8459; for proof impression see ref. 4595
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