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A physician or apothecary examining a flask at a casement. Oil painting by Willem Joseph Laquy, 1780.

Laquy, Willem Joseph, 1738-1798.
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1780

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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The man is a savant, physician or philosopher holding a urine flask up to the light in a richly decorated interior, similar to, but not continuous with, the background in the companion painting. Both paintings also have pieces of coral on a ledge in the background. Laquy may be using the urine flasks held by the man and the woman as a sexual double entendre, but the narrative seems mysterious in both pictures

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1780

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1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 47 x 39 cm

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Laqui f.1760 GVI../1780

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A physician or apothecary examining a flask at a casement. Oil painting by Willem Joseph Laquy, 1780. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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