Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

Photographic print of a wax model of a child with a hypopigmentation condition.

Title:  Mounted photographic print of the wax model of Magdeleine of Martinique (recto)

Artist/Maker: Warren Anatamical Museum

Date: 1907 (photograph), 1782 (model)

Source: Warren Anatomical Museum, Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library

Copyright/Permissions: Warren Anatomical Museum collection, Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard University

References: Hogarth, Rana A., “To ‘excite the curiosity, and gratify the beholder’: Displaying Dappled Skin and Crafting Racial Identity in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic,” The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 18, no. 1 (Winter 2018): 180–212.

Location(s): St. Lucia

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