Vinzenz Priessnitz

Vinzenz Priessnitz

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Description
Vinzenz Priessnitz (1799-1851), a peasant farmer in Silesia, is now considered the father of modern hydrotherapy. This portait of him was attributed to Ruprecht, and printed by Johann Hőfelich in Vienna.
The portrait is surrounded by an oval frame composed of branches holding vignettes related to water and bathing. Posiden holds a trident in one hand and a glass in his other hand; and Putti pour cornucopias of water over bathers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Other Terms
print; ART OBJECTS
artist
Hofelich, Johann
printer
Ruprecht
depicted
Priessnitz, Vinzenz
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
black (overall color)
white (overall color)
lithography (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 40 cm x 30.6 cm; 15 3/4 in x 12 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0016
catalog number
M-06247
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 940
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Portraits
Pharmacy
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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