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A man performing a painful operation on a woman's tooth. Oil painting by Pieter van Laer, 16--.

  • Laer, Pieter van, approximately 1592-1642.
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The old man who appears here as a surgeon also appears in other Roman paintings by Van Laer. The woman's pain is expressed in her wide open eyes and in her tight clenching of her fingers around her thumbs

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1 painting : oil on copper ; sight 20.5 x 20.5 cm


Wellcome Library no. 44611i

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