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A monkey surgeon prepares to treat a monkey patient with a clyster, the latest French fashion accessory. Line engraving, ca. 1660.

  • Steen, Jan, 1626-1679.
Date
[1660?]
Reference
17509i
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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1660?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 14 x 18.8 cm

Lettering

Och Aap gy loopt gevaar men moet uw fluks clisteeren/ La moode de Franse un boeuljon zoo kan u smert verkeeren

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 17509i

Reproduction note

Parody of a painting by Jan Steen, which was known through a mezzotint by A. de Blois (Wellcome Library no. 21759i). In the Steen version, the patient is a woman and the small monkey holding the pot is a dog sitting beside a pot

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