Theodor Zwinger III (1658-1724): coat of arms with portrait and protective costume against plague. Oil painting.
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Right, a man standing, believed to be Theodor Zwinger III. Left, a doctor's plague costume. Between them, a red coat of arms bearing two crossed lances, and surmounted by two heads of men wearing 16th- or 17th-century hats. A painting on copper of the same composition, in the Historisches Museum Basel, is identified by Mollaret and Brossollet, loc. cit., as a portrait of Theodor Zwinger III (1658-1724), though the costume suggests an earlier generation
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