Joseph Young, M.D. (c. 1733-1814)

Joseph Young, M.D. (c. 1733-1814)
Title
Joseph Young, M.D. (c. 1733-1814)
Date 
c. 1795
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on circular paper, laid on a second sheet, inlaid into a third sheet
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1921.19
Marks 
inscription: bottom center: "Dr. Joseph Young"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed on second sheet in black ink below circle: "Dr. Joseph Young."
Gallery Label 
The subject was appointed a surgeon in the ninth Continental Infantry from Rhode Island in 1776. He was active on the Committee of Public Safety in Albany in 1780 and served as an army hospital surgeon and physician from 1781 until the end of the Revolutionary War. He then established private practices in New York and Albany. Anderson, who would later give up medicine to become an artist, entered his office as a pupil in 1789.
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Creative: Tronvig Group