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A husband and wife ask a quack doctor for advice about health: he suggests substituting himself for the husband in the wife's affections, and she agrees. Engraving by J.J. Balechou, 1743, after E. Jeaurat.

Jeaurat, Etienne, 1699-1789.
Date
1743

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view A husband and wife ask a quack doctor for advice about health: he suggests substituting himself for the husband in the wife's affections, and she agrees. Engraving by J.J. Balechou, 1743, after E. Jeaurat.
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Credit: A husband and wife ask a quack doctor for advice about health: he suggests substituting himself for the husband in the wife's affections, and she agrees. Engraving by J.J. Balechou, 1743, after E. Jeaurat. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

A story described in an epigram by Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, Epigrammes, 1723, lib. I, epigram XI (from which the lettering on the present print was copied)

Lettering

L'operateur Barri. ... Peint par E. Jeaurat. Gravé par Balechou 1743.

Publication/Creation

Paris (au coin de l'Abreuvoir du Quay des Orfevres) : Lepicié, graveur du Roi ; Paris (rue des Noyers vis a vis le mur de St. Yves) : L. Surugue aussi graveur du Roi avec Privilege du Roi, 1743.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 31.8 x 25.3 cm

Publications note

Laurie Marty de Cambiaire (ed.), Tableaux et dessins, Paris: Marty de Cambiaire, 2017, pp. 132-133, no. 6

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22260i

Reproduction note

After the painting by Jeaurat offered for sale at Sotheby's, New York, 5 June 2014, Old Master Paintings, lot 50, and subsequently with Marty de Cambiaire, Paris

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  • French


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