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A monkey barber's shop. Engraving after P. van der Borcht.

  • Borcht, Petrus van der, 1545-1608.
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17887i
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Description

In the foreground, one monkey is being shaved, another is having its hair cut; to the right of the latter, a monkey holds up a mirror; behind him stoops a monkey on crutches. Two small monkeys play in front of them. In the middle of the picture, a group of monkeys are dragging another towards a chair, on which sits presently a monkey undergoing treatment. To the right, a monkey prepares its tools. At the top of the picture a female monkey prepares something in a pot above a furnace. All the patients are bareheaded, while the barber-surgeons wear hats

Publication/Creation

[Florence?] : Gio. Flor. for.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 22.8 x 15.4 cm

Lettering

Tra simie, e simiolti, un mar di simie,/ ch'ad altre simie san la barberia/ e simiando tra lor con uarie scrime/ uoglion parer dottor di cirusia: ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: In questa carta ogn'un, se pur di simie/ nato non, e ben ueder puo, e in uia/ metersi alriso, ch' Animal si brutto/ uogl'imitar ciascun, cli habbia veduto. Gio. Flor. for.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 17887i

Languages

  • Italian


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