Charles White (1728-1813), F.R.S., Surgeon at Manchester
Circa 1810; Earlier impression published by J. Allen in 1809.
Charles White (1728-1813) was described by the writer Thomas de Quincy as 'the most eminent surgeon by much of the north of England'. He was instrumental in the founding of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society in 1781 and served as its Vice President. In 1790 he founded the Manchester Lying-in Hospital where he was consulting surgeon. White is remembered particularly for his institution of new and more humane techniques in midwifery. He also amassed a large collection of anatomical specimens, two of which appear in the background of this portrait, and was a medical writer of some note. Vittore Zanetti was a well known Manchester dealer, print publisher and frame maker.
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