Reference numberMS/223/21
TitlePainting, amputated leg exhibiting a knee tumour, by Elizabeth Rose [?]
Date1820s [?]
DescriptionA primitively painted study of a human leg severed at the thigh on a wooden dissecting or surgical bench. The knee is swollen with a cancer of the cartilage. The work is inscribed: " Fungous Exostosis of the Knee. Malignant. A copy by Mrs Rose. 2 Feet 2 Inches round the Knee. 2 - 1 - below the Knee."

The naturalist and geologist Caleb Burrell Rose practised as a surgeon in Swaffham, Norfolk, 1816-c.1859. His wife died in 1828.
Extent1 item
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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