Tony Johannot

Tony Johannot
1803-1852
Physician Taking a Patient's Pulse
Pen and ink and wash over graphite and red chalk, touched with white, on paper.
6 1/2 x 4 13/16 inches (165 x 122 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2130
Inscription: 

Drawing tipped onto mount inscribed at foot, "Johannot."

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Notes: 

Attribution from inscription on mount.
Preliminary sketch by Johannot, possibly a design for Moliere's "Malade imaginaire".

Summary: 

Drawing shows a physician in the black robes and tall conical hat of his profession standing beside a seated man in a wide brimmed feathered hat and taking his pulse; a third unfinished figure, the face inked in and the remainder of the figure delineated in red chalk, stands at far left.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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