Conrad Ackner treating Lady Lavery, by Sir John Lavery dated 1929
The British Dental Association Museum has purchased a portrait of ‘gum guru’ Conrad Ackner treating Lady Lavery in a painting by her husband Sir John Lavery. The painting will be a key exhibit in the museum’s home on Wimpole Street, London. It is thought to be one of the only accurate depictions of an early 20th century dental surgery in action, featuring an early x-ray machine and headlamp. More on the BDA website here.