Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white engraving. Chest up view of a moustached man wearing a head covering and robes draped over one shoulder. Below the portrait is text describing the surgery Cowasjee underwent as well as three small illustrations showing how his nose was repaired using a wax plate and a skin graft from his forehead.

Title: Cowasjee, a man who had his nose reconstructed with the aid of plastic surgery

Artist/Maker: William Nutter, after James Wales

Date:

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Cowasjee, a man who had his nose reconstructed with the aid of plastic surgery. Stipple engraving by W. Nutter, 1795, after J. Wales.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): India; 288 Holborn, London, England

 

Art Hx