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Title

Portrait of William Macewen, CB DCL FRS 1848-1924

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a black suit against a dark background.
Macewen was a surgeon who worked in several hospitals in Glasgow, including the Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary. He was a pioneer of modern brain surgery and developed a number of operating techniques in bone surgery. He was also an early proponent of aseptic procedures in the operating theatre and often had surgical instruments and theatre furniture designed to his own specifications.

Creator

Dowell; Charles Rennie (c.1876-1935); Artist

Date

20th century

Identifier

91

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36" x 28"

Materials

Oil on canvas

Portrait of William Macewen, CB DCL FRS 1848-1924

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

36" x 28"

Materials

Oil on canvas

Files

GLA_RCPG_PCF_4.jpg

Collection

Citation

Dowell; Charles Rennie (c.1876-1935); Artist, “Portrait of William Macewen, CB DCL FRS 1848-1924,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/468.