Reference numberVF/17
Alternative reference numberVF17
TitlePortrait of Sir Jonathan Hutchinson by Sir Leslie Ward
ArtistWard, Leslie ['Spy']
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
Date27 September 1890
DescriptionVanity Fair cartoon titled 'Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson’ featuring Sir Jonathan Hutchinson. Full length, left profile. Number 483 of the 'Men of the Day' series.
InscriptionContentRecto inscription: 'VANITY FAIR Sept. 27 1890/ Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lith/ Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson’
CaptionMen of the Day. No. 483.
Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson, F.R.S.
Born at Selby two-and-sixty years ago, and educated in the place of his birth, he has devoted his life to the methods of observation and experiment; operating upon and curing innumerable fellow-creatures.
He became successively a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, President of the Hunterian Society, of the Pathological Society, and of the Opthalmological Society, as well as Professor of Surgery and Pathology in the Royal College of Surgeons; and he has never read a paper before any Society without opening the eyes of his hearers. He has also sat upon a Royal Commission; and he has just ended his year of office as President of the Royal College of Surgeons.
He is a quiet, very sensitive man, who treats his patients with quite fatherly care and with exceeding skill. He is a specialist of more than one kind, being a great authority upon defective or diseased eyes. His study is the whole of medicine, as Bacon's was the whole of Nature; and of him a great medicine man once said: "I do not believe in specialists, but I believe in Hutchinson because he is a specialist in everything." And being so, he has well earned the gratitude of thousands.
He has a pretty place in Haslemere; and he always carries with him four pairs of spectacles.
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 N10. IM/002328. Alan H Sykes 'The Doctors in Vanity Fair' 1995, page 30
Related records in the catalogueIM/002328
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6645Hutchinson; Sir; Jonathan (1828 - 1913); surgeon1828 - 1913
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