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The medical practitioner appearing as a devil when he asks for his fee. Photograph after Hendrick Goltzius, 1587.

  • Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617
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1 photograph : photoprint ; image 15.7 x 19.7 cm


[Hubris te kai plēgē anti ss̄trōn] ; ast ego si penitus iam sanum præmia poscam, / ille Deus pridem mox cacodæmon ero. / Cautior exemplo tu dum dolet accipe, postro, / qui medice exerces gnaviter artis opus ; HG exc.

References note

F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish etchings engravings and woodcuts, vol. VII, Amsterdam [19--], p. 97, nos 7-10 (set of four)

Lettering note

Bears number: 4
Greek lettering in upper-case, centre of bottom margin; two couplets in Latin, one on each side of the Greek


Wellcome Library no. 566166i


The fourth in a series of four allegorical prints depicting the physician as God, angel, man and devil. Four other series on the same subject are also recorded: see C.E. Daniels, "Docteurs et malades", Janus, vol. 5, 1900, pp. 20-26


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