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A physician sitting before a table, holding a urine flask, with two women, a boy and several other figures in the room. Oil painting by Gerard Thomas.

  • Thomas, Gérard, 1663-1720
Date
1688-1720
Reference
45026i
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Description

The interior of a large L-shaped room containing alchemical and pharmaceutical equipment, a Roman sculpted bust, and a fish suspended from the ceiling (features of the museum of a curioso). Centre, a table on which are an oriental rug, a celestial globe, a drug-jar, a document with a seal, and a large folio volume open to show the heading "LIBRI GALEN I DE MEDECINA" and letterpress in double-column

Left, a physician of the savant-type, dressed in a fur-lined gown, seated at the table, holds up a urine-flask in his right hand, and turns to look at it. Left, behind him, a young woman (presumably the bearer of the urine) and an older woman (perhaps her "chaperone"). Right foreground, an apprentice brings a pharmacy-jar towards his master. In the back-ground, four men performing alchemical and/or pharmaceutical operations at a kiln. Apparatus is littered all over the floor. A dog scampers in the left foreground

Publication/Creation

1688-1720

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 68.4 x 85.5 cm

Lettering note

Book inscribed: Libri Galeni De Medecina

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 45026i

Languages

  • Latin

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