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Dr. Thomas Reynolds [portrait oil painting]

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Dates
1830
1840
circa 1830-1840
Collection
Mrs. Barbara Malloch Collection
Category
Art
Painting, oil
Portrait Picture
Commemorative
Visual Communication
Classification
Art
Painting, oil
Portrait Picture
Commemorative
Visual Communication
Accession Number
007014001
Description
Framed, hand-painted oil painting shows it of Dr. Thomas Reynolds (1820-1859) standing half-length beside a velvet covered table with the tools of the medical profession known as portrait accoutrements beside the standing male; accoutrements include: book of anatomy, skull, and book of letters; man…
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Accession Number
007014001
Collection
Mrs. Barbara Malloch Collection
Category
Art
Painting, oil
Portrait Picture
Commemorative
Visual Communication
Classification
Art
Painting, oil
Portrait Picture
Commemorative
Visual Communication
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Art
Description
Framed, hand-painted oil painting shows it of Dr. Thomas Reynolds (1820-1859) standing half-length beside a velvet covered table with the tools of the medical profession known as portrait accoutrements beside the standing male; accoutrements include: book of anatomy, skull, and book of letters; man's hand rests on a skull, ink stand and feather quill; painted on millboard; original gilt mitred frame has piece of green felt attached to bottom portion of back of frame to prevent scratches to the wall; original paper label on back and also handwritten provenance.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Portrait painted for Dr. Thomas Reynolds (MB Edinburgh, MD McGill) and his daughter Francis Mary Reynolds inherited the portrait and then to her son Dr. Thomas Malloch (Queen's BA 1948); his wife Mrs. Barbara Malloch is the donor. Full details of Dr. Reynolds' and his descendents' life and geneological information available in file.
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1830
1840
circa 1830-1840
Date Remarks
Date based on years Dr. Reynolds was in medical school, style of clothing and from expert examination by Agnes Etherington Art Centre staff.
Material
wood: brown
paint: gilt, brown, yellow, red, cream
fabric: green
paper: brown
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "PREPARED MILLBOARD // WINSOR & NEWTON // ARTISTS' COLOURMEN // To Her Majesty // and to // HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT // 38, RATHBONE PALCE, LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B8
Dimension Notes
Length 46.0 cm x Width 38.7 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Painting may have been restored, varnish is fresh looking. Overall excellent condition although one depression on right side of millboard beside frame; frame does not appear to be restored, gilding is relatively fresh. Green felt is worn, with numerous holes and loose portion is stretched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
Examination report from staff at Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Mrs. Barbara Malloch; "The Family of Thomas Reynolds M.B., M.D. of Brockville, Ontario,"by R.E. (Bob) Huggard
Research Facts
Portrait appears to be painted by an UK artist, possibly Scottish or English; consistant with British portraiture of the 1830s-40s period; unsigned image, small size and painted on millboard instead of canvas was typical of lesser known artist and purchaser was of modest means as a medical student; nice detail in painting and does not appear to be a 'stock' painting with purchasers face added and customization. Frame appears to be pine, not determined whether it is Scottish or Canadian. Although the artist is unknown, this is a fine example of traditional medical portraiture, particularly because it was done for a young physician in the early part of a career in a country where formal medical training was still emerging. A complete geneology study of Dr. Thomas Reynolds completed in 2009 by R. E. (Bob) Huggard, Toronto, titled, "The Family of Thomas Reynolds M.B., M.D. of Brockville, Ontario," available in Reference Files.
Exhibit History
Aug 2007: "Portrait of a Medical Man"; MHC Churchill Gallery; Exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" Museum exhibit, "Portraying the Profession," August 2007.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1999.1.133
Description
Original portrait photo of Lord Joseph Lister mounted on card stock.
Accession Number
1999.1.133
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
History of Medicine, 19th Cent. -- pictorial works
History of Medicine, 20th Cent. -- pictorial works
Description
Original portrait photo of Lord Joseph Lister mounted on card stock.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on back: Dr. Bruce.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box E
Dimension Notes
Length 31.3 cm x Width 22.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stable; frame yellowing around edges; small tear on the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Previous UHN accession # 999.1.133.
Research Facts
Baron Joseph Lister (1827-1912) invented antiseptic techniques in surgery.
Less detail
Dates
1500
1699
circa 1500-1699
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1999.1.137
Description
Portrait of William Harvey, MD.
Accession Number
1999.1.137
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
History of Medicine, 16th Cent. -- pictorial works
History of Medicine, 17th Cent. -- pictorial works
Description
Portrait of William Harvey, MD.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1500
1699
circa 1500-1699
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box E
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 24.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Stable; brown discolouration around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
.
Research Facts
William Harvey (1578-1657) discovered the circulation of the blood.
Less detail