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In a room in a cottage, a surgeon about to extract a man's tooth. Oil painting.


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A room in a peasant cottage, a window to left. Right, a man, seated on a plank placed athwart a half-barrel, facing to left, opens his mouth to show his teeth to another man, standing, presumed to be a dental surgeon. With his left hand the surgeon holds the seated man’s mouth, while in his right hand, lowered, he appears to hold a dental instrument. The seated man has a walrus moustache, and wears a brown coat, a red waistcoat, and green trousers. The standing man has reddish hair, spectacles, a green coat, a red neckscarf, brown breeches, green stockings. Both wear heavy boots on their feet

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1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 54 x 43.9 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 47486i

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