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A French tooth-drawer wearing a turban and pretending to be Turkish in order to attract clients, holding a large tooth and an enormous tooth extractor. Engraving by N. Dupuis after F. Eisen.

  • Eisen, François, approximately 1695-approximately 1778.
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Paris (rue de Gesvres) : ches Buldet.

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1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 32 x 26.2 cm


L'arracheur de dents. Ce Turc né dans nos murs, grace à notre folie, Ne doit tous ses succés qu'à son vaste turban. Il nous apprend que dans la vie On ne peut reussir sans être charlatan. Eisen pater pinxit. N. Dupuis sculp.

References note

Not found in: Marcel Roux and E. Pognon, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, Paris 1955, tome VIII (inventory of prints by N.-G. Dupuis)
Proskauer, Iconographia odontologica, pl. 94, p. 202


Wellcome Library no. 16498i


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