Medical Illustration: A Plague Doctor (1910). Fine Art Print/Poster. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (0014)

Medical Illustration: A Plague Doctor. Fine Art Print/Poster

High quality art print/poster available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

We only use high quality 200 - 260 GSM Photo Paper, giving you a superior print/poster ready for framing.

Image by the Wellcome Library, London (CC BY 4.0).


A watercolor of a 17th century physician wearing plague preventive garb. The equivalent of a modern hazmat suit, the costume was made almost entirely of waxed leather. The hat indicated the physician's profession and the cane was used to manipulate objects at a distance. The beaked mask contained fragrant materials like rose, mint and lavender that promised to keep away the foul miasmas believed to transmit disease. It was, in effect, a primitive respirator.

Size guide:

A4 = 210mm x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches. 
A3 = 297mm x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.
A2 = 420mm x 594mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches.
A1 = 594mm x 841mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches.

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