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A young fashionable apothecary-surgeon (?) about to give a sick wealthy lady an enema. Engraving by A. Bosse, 16--.

  • Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676.
Date
[between 1600 and 1699]
Reference
16068i
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Description

A maid on the left carries a commode chair

Publication/Creation

Paris (en l'jste du Pallais) : Melchior Tavernier et Abraham Bosse, [between 1600 and 1699]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching

Lettering

J'ay la siringue en main, hastez vous donc, Madam ... ABosse fe.

References note

N. Villa, Le XVIIe vu par Abraham Bosse graveur du Roy, Paris 1967, pl. 63
Laurinda S. Dixon, Some penetrating insights: the imagery of enemas in art, Art Journal vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 31-32

Lettering note

Extensive lettering continues in French

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16068i

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Languages

  • French


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