Medical Satire: Zactirin

Object Number: 
2000.827
Date: 
1959
Medium: 
Black ink and red pastel on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 10 in. ( 31.8 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
black ink: upper center: "Zactirin" black ink: upper left: "10 [inside a circle]/ -arthritis/ -traumatic/ -wry neck/ -low back pain/ -bursitis/ -gynovitis/ -carcinoma/ -gout/ -muscular/ -postoperative/ pain." black ink: upper right: "Wyeth/ July/ 59"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center in black ink: "Zactirin"; at upper right: "Wyeth / July / 59"; to left: "10 1/2 x 4 1/2" / 2 colors / black / red / ."; at middle left edge: "low back pain"; above: "wry neck"; at upper right: "10[in a circle] / - arthritis / - traumatic / - wry neck / - low backpain / - bursitis / - synovitis / - carcinoma / - gout / - muscular / - post operative / pain."; various other inscriptions inside image
Description: 
Figures: 20 figures with various aches and pains, some inscribed, eight inside a rectangle shaded with colored pencil.
Gallery Label: 
Oscar Fabres (1894-1959) was a Chilean artist and illustrator who lived in New York.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Oscar Fabres through the estate of Francine Salmon
Provenance: 
Oscar Fabres
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group