An itinerant tooth-drawer performing an operation on a struggling male patient. Ink wash drawing after P.A. Wille, 1788.
- Wille, Pierre Alexandre, 1748-1821.
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The patient, a corpulent man, sits on a chair, centre, raising his hands and his right foot in alarm as the surgeon inserts a dental instrument into his mouth. The surgeon, standing behind the patient and to the right of the drawing, wears a colossal hat adorned with a leonine fringe and, at the front, three fleurs de lys in a cartouche. Left, a man, a woman, and a child, of whom the woman and the child watch the operation
1 drawing : pen and brown ink, with brown and grey washes ; sheet 37.5 x 26 cm
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