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A surgeon operating on a man's head. Engraving by H. Bary, 1658, after F. Verwilt.
- Verwilt, François, approximately 1623-1691.
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[Place of publication not identified] : Jan Houwens excudit, 1658.
1 print : engraving ; platemark 36.1 x 25.3 cm
Terwijl den suffert vast van 't hooft de pleister licht / Schreeuwt Jorden door 't gevoel, en besien door 't gezicht: / Maar, zwijgt, roept Meester Plomp; mijn zalven zijn gezont, / Zij bijten in de beurs, en smerten op de wont. F. Verwilt pinxit. Jan Houwens excudit. H. Bary sculpsit 1658.
A painting of a very similar composition, in the opposite direction, was offered for sale at Sotheby's, London, 3 July 1996, lot 132 as by Pieter de Bloot (unsold): in the database of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie the painting is attributed to F. Verwilt, presumably on the evidence of this engraving
Wellcome Library no. 659917i
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