Meticulously painted postmortem illustration showing stomach of a poisoning victim.
In this case depicted are results of poisoning with phenol acid - highly toxic and corrosive substance.
Presented artwork comes from famous Institutul de Medicina Legala founded in Bucharest, Romania in 1892 by Dr Mina Minovici.
Dr Minovici was a precursor in this field and his unit in Bucharest was the very first institute of forensic medicine in the world!
Medium: pencil, watercolour, body colour.
Condition: visible damage to paper surface, mainly on uncovered areas - all captured on photos; damage to frame - it requires reframing.
Signed bottom right: Albert Koebker.
Dating from c1900.
Sizes of the frame: 63.5 x 53.5cm ≈ 25 x 21in
Sizes of artwork: 33 x 39cm ≈ 13 x 15.3in
Originally it was glazed, however due extreme rarity it will be shipped without the glass as a precaution not to damage the valuable work. Original frame is included, however it requires either restoration or replacement.