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A man examining a urine flask. Oil painting after B. van den Bossche.

  • Bossche, Balthasar van den, 1681-1715
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45027i
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Description

A man is shown examining a urine flask for the purpose of medical prognosis and diagnosis. He is surrounded by alchemical and scholarly apparatus and books. A mother, daughter and child are consulting him, and the implication might be that they are doing so to find out whether the daughter is pregnant

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 68 x 83 cm

Creator/production credits

The composition is very similar to that shown in a photograph in the Witt Library of a painting attributed to Van den Bossche, and differs only in there being one extra figure in the Wellcome version. David Jaffe at the National Gallery, London, suggested in 2007 that it might be derived from Jan Steen

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Wellcome Library no. 45027i


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