The Surgeons and the Bristol School of Artists
The cover pictures show portraits of John King as Surgeon with a skull, and as artist with sketch pad and brush. For he, like several other surgeons, was also a prolific artist, one of what has been called the Bristol School as it flourished in the period 1800 – 1840.
Here Michael Whitfield (author of many other ALHA booklets) tells their story.
This book contains a dozen fine re-productions of the work discussed.
About the Author
Michael Whitfield was Senior Lecturer in General Practice in the University of Bristol. In retirement he has devoted himself to the history of medical practice and practitioners in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Bristol, and is the author of many ALHA books.