• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

    Portrait of Sir John Forbes (1787-1861), bust-length, in a black coat and black cravat

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
    Portrait of Sir John Forbes (1787-1861), bust-length, in a black coat and black cravat
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Sir John Forbes (1787-1861), was a physician and medical journalist. In 1821 he was encouraged by Sir John Clark to translate René Laënnec's De l'auscultation médiate or Treatise on Diseases of the Chest, which made use of Laënnec's new invention, the stethoscope. In 1841 he was appointed Court Physician to Prince Albert and the Royal Household. (R. Agnew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).

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