Valentine Greatrakes. Oil painting after W. Faithorne.
- Faithorne, William, 1616-1691.
- [between 1800 and 1899?]
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Greatrakes was renowned for curing the sick by stroking them with his hands. He is shown stroking the left eye and head of a sick boy. In the right background, an unrolled notice suspended on a wall, with rollers, replaces the scene shown in Faithorne's engraving: the notice is inscribed "Nathaniel [sic] Greatrakes Anno Domini 1668"
[between 1800 and 1899?]
1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 29.5 x 21.5 cm
Christopher Wright et al., British and Irish paintings in public collections, New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2006, p. 201
Wellcome Library no. 45642i
After: an engraving by William Faithorne published as a frontispiece to A brief account of Mr Valentine Greatrakes and divers of the strange cures by him lately performed, London 1666