Reference numberVF/04
Alternative reference numberVF04
TitlePortrait of Sir Thomas Barlow by Sir Leslie Ward
ArtistWard, Leslie ['Spy']
Bemrose Dalziel
Date12 April 1906
DescriptionVanity Fair cartoon titled 'Physician to His Majesty's Household' featuring Sir Thomas Barlow. Full length, right profile. Number 1010 of the 'Men of the Day' series.
InscriptionContentRecto inscription: ‘VANITY FAIR Supplement
Bemrose Dalziel Ltd, Watford & London
Physician to His Majesty’s Household
(Sir Thomas Barlow Bt).’
CaptionVanity Fair Supplement
Men of the Day. No. 1010
Sir Thomas Barlow
Sir Thomas Barlow was born in Lancashire; his speech betrayeth him. He has risen by a quiet, unassuming manner, some tact, and much knowledge of medicine to a high place in his profession. Queen Victoria made him her Physician Extraordinary, and was much attached to him; to King Edward he owes the post of Physician to His Majesty's Household. He is, moreover, Physician to the King Edward's Hospital, to the University College Hospital, and has been Physician to the London Fever Hospital and to the Children's Hospital, Great Ormond Street. He is a member of the Senate of London University. Sir Thomas is an advocate for, though not a fanatic of, Temperance. He is an omnivorous reader, and succeeds in getting though a vast amount of literature, not always ephemeral, while travelling or driving. Books have ever formed the bulkiest part of his luggage. He is interested in archaeology in the open air, and shows a strong disposition to linger over historical sites. He consumes meals rapidly and at irregular hours.
He has an unequalled reputation in the treatment of children, and knows exactly what to say to anxious parents. Children, indeed take to him at once, and mothers admire him. He is tactful in consultation, and avoids his neighbours' corns while doing his duty. He prefers motors to horses.
He is emphatically our children's Physician
Physical descriptionColoured lithograph on paper, mounted on card
Dimensions380mm x 263mm
NotesText is accompanying article from "Vanity Fair" (by Jehu Junior?)
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePurchased by the Royal Society from Patrick Pollak Antiquarian & Rare Books, September 1999
Related materialColour transparency, Box N101. IM/000251;
Related records in the catalogueIM/000251
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5906Barlow; Sir; Thomas (1845 - 1945)1845 - 1945
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