Valentine Greatrakes. Oil painting after W. Faithorne.

Credit: Wellcome Collection

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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"

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1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 29.5 x 21.5 cm

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  • [between 1800 and 1899?]

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Valentine Greatrakes. Oil painting after W. Faithorne..{' '} Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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