Edwin Smith (1822-1906)

Edwin Smith (1822-1906)
Title
Edwin Smith (1822-1906)
Date 
1847
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 27 1/4 in. ( 86.4 x 69.2 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Edwin Smith
Object Number 
1900.1
Marks 
stamped: oval black: "Prepared by Edwd Dechaux New York"
Gallery Label 
An Egyptologist, Smith was one of the earliest students of Egyptian hieroglyphics. For twenty years he lived at Luxor where in 1862 he acquired the important surgical papyrus which was presented to the Society by his daughter.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group