A quack selling medicines. Oil painting.

Credit: Wellcome Collection

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The painting shows a medicine-vendor as a member of a troupe of commedia dell'arte actors, of whom three are wearing masks, while the medicine vendor and another person are not. He has a basket full of medicine bottles suspended around his neck, and holds up one of the bottles in his right hand

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1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 70 x 85.5 cm

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