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The dissection of a corpse before a company of surgeons (?). Oil painting.

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In the centre, a table parallel with the picture plane, on which rests a cadaver being dissected. Beyond, in the centre a man in red robes who appears to be presiding. Around the table are twelve men, some wearing black robes lined with fur, and all wearing hats. On the left wall is a coat of arms (a red cross on a white ground) above the initials "IA". On the right wall is a cartouche containing the arms of the London Barber-Surgeons' Company, above another cartouche containing the date 1665

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1 painting : oil on wood ; sight c. 27.5 x 83.5 cm

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LA 1665

Publications note

Christopher Wright et al., British and Irish paintings in public collections, New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2006, p. 138

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Wellcome Library no. 44583i



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