A surgery where all fantasy and follies are purged and good qualities are prescribed. Line engraving by M. Greuter, c. 1600.
- Greuter, Mathieu, 1564?-1638.
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The shelves in the surgery are full of bottles labelled: "modestie", "honnestete", humilite", "obeissance" etc., and many more 'good ' qualities. A practitioner pours a liquid entitled: "sagesse" into the mouth of a patient who sits on a commode excreting fools. The other practitioner holds another patient on a wooden stretcher while his head is placed in a furnace from which all follies, vices and fantasies are being expelled
Le medicin guarissant phantasie. Purgeant aussi par drogues la folie. ... MG.
1 print : line engraving
For another version of this print with more extensive lettering see Wellcome Library catalogue number 18173i
Eugen Holländer, Die Karikatur and Satire in der Medizin, Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1921, pp. 200-211 (on this design and several other prints with the same theme)
Denis Ribouillault, 'Regurgitating Nature: on a celebrated anecdote by Karel van Mander about Pieter Bruegel the Elder', Journal of historians of Netherlandish art, Winter 2016, 8(1), DOI: 10.5092/jhna.2016.8.1.4
Wellcome Library no. 15851i
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