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A quack selling medicines. Oil painting.


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Credit: A quack selling medicines. Oil painting. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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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

Physical description

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 45031i

Creator/production credits

Apparently after an untraced engraving, possibly after a contemporary of Domenico or Francesco Maggiotto

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