Quacks on stage, with many figures around. Oil painting attributed to a Netherlandish painter.
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On a stage outside a tavern, a quack doctor dressed as a physician holds up a tooth which he purports to have extracted from a man who sits on the steps of the stage clutching his jaw in a show of pain. Right, a showman points out the scene to some of the spectators
1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 30 x 24.7 cm
Robert E. Greenspan, Medicine: perspectives in history and art, Alexandria, Va.: Ponteverde Press, 2006, p. 464 (reproduced)
Wellcome Library no. 47477i