365 Days of Art: March 26 – Eakins Recovers from Dysentery or Food Poisoning

The Biglin Brothers Racing, Thomas Eakins, 1872

March 26, 1869

Thomas Eakins writes a letter from Paris to his younger sister Fanny. In addition to mentioning the cold and damp, he reports:

the little water I put in my wine or something else gave me a week’s belly ache which I am now got rid of.

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