Reference numberVF/06
Alternative reference numberVF06
TitlePortrait of Sir William Henry Broadbent by Sir Leslie Ward
ArtistWard, Leslie ['Spy']
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
Date30 October 1902
DescriptionVanity Fair cartoon titled 'Orthodoxy' featuring Sir William Henry Broadbent seated at a writing desk. Half length, left profile. A raised hand in a shield is depicted in the top right hand corner of the cartoon. Number 855 of the 'Men of the Day' series.
InscriptionContentRecto inscription: ‘VANITY FAIR. Octr 30th 1902/ Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd lith./ “orthodoxy”’
CaptionVanity Fair. Men of the Day. No. 855
Sir William Henry Broadbent, K.C.V.O., M.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D., F.R.S.
He was born seven-and-sixty years ago, he is a Fellow of various Societies, Consulting Physician to a couple of hospitals, and he has attended Royalty. He has not yet been President of the College of Physicians; but he has written on "The Pulse" and on "Heart Disease," and he has been improved into a Baronet. He is very orthodox indeed, he is a very general specialist, and he has a very strong objection to self-advertisement.
He has a determined upper lip, and he has described himself as a fairly diligent reader.
Physical descriptionColoured lithograph on paper, mounted on card
Dimensions380mm x 263mm
NotesHe reacted angrily to his appearance in Vanity Fair and wrote to The Lancet; ' I am told that this is a distinction; if so it is one which I do not appreciate or covet and I should like the profession to know that it is entirely unauthorised and against my express wish. I remember that Sir James Paget was subjected to a similar indignity'.
Text 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/000572. Alan H Sykes @The Doctors in Vanity Fair' 1995, page 46
Related records in the catalogueIM/000572
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1510Broadbent; Sir; William Henry (1835 - 1907)1835 - 1907
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