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A woman surgeon and her assistant cupping a patient. Oil painting after Cornelis Dusart.

Dusart, Cornelis, 1660-1704.

About this work


The interior of a room. On the right a seated woman stretches out her right foot, to which an old woman applies a cupping glass. The old woman has spectacles on her nose and a funnel on her head. Behind her, almost on the middle of the floor, a fat man sharpens a surgical instrument (translation of Bartsch's description)

Physical description

1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 28.5 x 24.5 cm

Publications note

A. Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Leipzig, 1854-1870, vol. V, p. 280, no. 12 (the corresponding etching, called "La ventouse")


Wellcome Library no. 45021i


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