The J. Paul Getty Museum

Cholera

Object Details

Title:

Cholera

Artists/Makers:

Claude-Marie Ferrier (French, 1811 - 1889)

Sir Hugh Owen (British, 1804 - 1881)

Place:

London, England (Place Created)

Date:

May 1–October 15, 1851

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XB.577.2.4.36

Dimensions:

20.7 × 15.8 cm (8 1/8 × 6 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

A statue representing an allegory of the City of Paris imploring heaven to take away the plague of cholera. The woman in the center represents the city, with an elderly man and a youth on her either side suffering from the disease.