A monkey barber-surgeon's establishment. Oil painting after David Teniers the younger.

  • Teniers, David, 1610-1690.
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A singerie: a monkey-barber is trimming the whiskers of a cat. Left, a monkey-surgeon is treating the injured foot of another monkey. Another monkey with a wound on its head is being brought in for treatment

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 32.5 x 45.7 cm


A painting of a similar subject painted on wood 16.8 x 22.2 cm, signed by David Teniers was offered for sale at Christie's, New York, 4 October 2007, lot 4. It differed in detail from the present composition and omitted the figures in the left background


Wellcome Collection 45072i

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