I have chosen to draw this doctors implement because Debbie has had carpel tunnel surgery today, it will also definitely make it in to the final composition for that very reason.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
130 Dr Edward Jenners Pen? - pencil
I love the story that goes with this object from the Wilson's collection. It was gifted to the museum in 1943, but the only documentation is a letter from the curator thanking the donor for the gift of 'Dr Jenners pen' hence the Question mark. Being a bit of an optimist I choose to believe it is the good Dr's pen and that he wrote something very clever about vaccination with it. His house used to stand not that far from where I live and paint. Cheltenham does seem to have attracted some noteworthy bods, Edward Jenner, Gustav Holst, William Pitt, August Rodin, Brian Jones and Dan Young....