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Mrs Bennett, Afflicted with a Skin Disease

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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Mrs Bennett, dressed in a lace cap and nightgown, afflicted with a skin disease covering most of her face and parts of her neck and chest. Another portrait of the same person (in the Wellcome Library collection, catalogue no.603109i) shows her after the disease has cleared up. Part of a collection of paintings depicting gentlefolk of Leeds with grievous illnesses.

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Mrs Bennett, Afflicted with a Skin Disease




oil on canvas


H 41.5 x W 28 cm

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Mrs Bennett. Disease from 1818 to 1821


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