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A barber-surgeon attending to a man's forehead. Oil painting.


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Description

The patient seems to have a cataplasm or plaster on his forehead, applied by the surgeon to a wound or eruption (aposteme). The barber surgeon holds a comb. Left and right, two other figures: the left man has a panier containing a clyster, the right man plays a hurdy gurdy and is blind

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1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 65 x 96.2 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 45022i

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Resembles the works of Spanish painters such as Antonio Puga (Madrid 1602-1648), Miguel March (ca. 1638-ca. 1670), and José Agustín Arrieta (1803-1874), but might also be French

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