The Sickroom Nurse (La Garde-Malade)

Honoré Daumier Daumier (1808-79)

22 May 1842


13 ⅝ by 10 &frac916; inches

sheet: 34.6 x 26.8 cm (13 ⅝ by 10 ⅝ inches); image: 24.5 cm high x 17.7 cm wide (9 ⅝ x 6 ⅞ inches), framed

La Garde-Malade from Le Charivari (Paris); also in Les bohémiens de Paris. Upon this image, contends John Harvey, Phiz based his iconic image of Dickens's nurse and midwife Sarah (Sairey) Gamp in Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44)

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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