“O Mestre” by Carlos Bonvalot (1914)

This oil-on-canvas painting can be seen along a staircase in the NOVA Facultade de Ciencias Medicas in Lisbon. It was painted by Portuguese artist Carlos Bonvalot (1893-1934) and represents an Anatomy lesson by Professor Henrique Jardim de Vilhena. It is worth noting the relatively high proportion of female students: they were from the Medical and the Fine Arts Schools1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (September 2018)

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