French chemist; developed Pasteurization and inoculation for rabies.
Extraordinarily well-executed engraved portrait of Pasteur, head and shoulders, inscribed by him and signed, “L. Pasteur, 26 Septembre 89” in the lower right corner.
The engraved portrait, overall 5 7/8 inches wide by 8 inches high, is by Eugène-André Champollion [1848-1901], described in Benezit as occupying “A prominent place among modern engravers.”
Louis Pasteur’s first human trial of the rabies vaccine, on nine-year-old Joseph Meister, was in 1885. The treatment was a spectacular success and Pasteur was hailed as a hero.
Matted in two shades of cream. In an antiqued black frame measuring 14 1/4 inches wide by 17 3/4 inches high.
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