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Armorial Panel of Dr Karl Schwerzmann

Franz Josef Merzenich
Basel, 1876
42.5 × 38.5cm
Signed and dated
Clear glass, blue- and pink-coloured glasses, blue and red flashed glasses etched in places, black and red vitreous paint, blue enamel, yellow silver stain


This technically and artistically sophisticated and beautifully produced panel in Swiss Renaissance style shows the arms of the donor between a male and a female supporter. The picture panes at the top are related to the practice of the doctor, who had studied in Basel and probably also practised there. On the right side a cataract operation is being carried out, and on the left a patient receives a visit.

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Biografie Franz Joseph Merzenich