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This is one of a pair of paintings (see CWLF 127, 406900) depicting a collector surrounded by his possessions and an physician in his laboratory. Both works consciously perpetuate the tradition of David Teniers, who specialised in alchemists and collector

Objects and paintings illustrating the changing perception and use of medicine

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Queen Mary visit the Royal Hospital Haslar 9 May 1917

RCIN 2303784.i

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Queen Mary’s first trip to France during the First World War was in July 1917. She visited hospitals, aerodromes, nurses’s hostels and casualty-clearing stations. At home in Britain, King George V and Queen Mary undertook similar visits to wounded and disabled soldiers, sailors and airmen in hospitals and convalescent centres. Discharged soldiers and sailors were invited to entertainments at Buckingham Palace.