Four men watch, some holding their noses, as a man vomits; representing the sense of smell. Pen and ink drawing by P. Boone, 1651.
- Boone, P., active 1650.
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For an engraving in which vomiting is associated with the sense of touch or 'feeling' (through satiety), rather than with smell, see Wellcome Library no. 27165i
P. Boone. A.o 1651
1 drawing : pen and brown ink on vellum
Wellcome Library no. 26939i
P. Boone may be "possibly the father of the Flemish painter Daniel Boone, who worked in the manner of Craesbeeck" (Sotheby's catalogue for Old Master Drawings sale, London, 30 March 1987). Daniel Boone (or Boon) was born in Burgerhout, near Antwerp, c. 1632, according to Wilenski, 'Flemish painters'. Wilenski also mentions a "P. van Boons", a presumably Flemish painter whose signature appears on a painting dated 1627 in the Harrach collection, Vienna, showing a picture gallery with a cavalier examining a picture of the Virgin. At any rate, whoever P. Boone may have been, he was probably not the originator of this and a companion drawing (of a tooth-drawer). These compositions, with added figures and background, were later engraved from drawings which presumably ante-dated Boone's drawings, the latter being presumably copies. One of the engravings was executed by Carel Allard (1648-1706), and another by Johann Daniel Herz of Augsburg (the elder, 1693-1754, or the younger, 1720-1793). These prints, it is said, carry an attribution of the composition to Adriaen Brouwer, although the monogram 'AB' may also relate to Andries Both, which is more likely: for one of them see Wellcome Library no. 26299i