Title A woman diagnosed as suffering from melancholia. Colour lithograph, 1892, after J. Williamson, 1890.
Imprint [Edinburgh] : [publisher not identified], [1892] (Edin[burg]h : McLagan & Cumming Lith.)


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Physical description 1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 24.3 x 21 cm
Note Possibly a trial proof or a run-on impression of plate to: B. Bramwell, Atlas of clinical medicine, Edinburgh 1892-1896, vol. 1, plate XXV
Credits The artist named as J. Williamson was presumably the John Williamson recorded as a portrait- and figure-painter in J. Johnson and A. Greutzner, The dictionary of British artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1976. Between 1885 and 1895 he exhibited four works at the Royal Academy, one at the Royal Society of British Artists, and eleven at the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1885 he gave an Edinburgh address, and from 1891-92 an address at 5 West Hampstead Studios, Sherrif Rd., London NW
Summary A portrait of "Georgina W.", described by Bramwell, op. cit., p. 180. She was a domestic servant who had been admitted to the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, Morningside, in 1864, when she was aged twenty years. She was transferred in 1886 to the Craiglockhart Poorhouse, and the portrait was made when she was aged 46 years, i.e. in 1890
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 38620i
Lettering Melancholia
Author, etc. Williamson, J., active 1890.
Bramwell, Byrom, Sir, 1847-1931.
Subject name W., Georgina, of Edinburgh, 1844-
Royal Edinburgh Asylum, Morningside.
Craiglockhart Poorhouse (Edinburgh, Scotlant)
Topic-LCSH Mental illness.
Melancholy.
Mentally ill women.
Genre/Technique Portrait prints.
Lithographs.
Copy photo no. L 26686
System no. .b11964467
Record no. 38620i