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A Physician-Virtuoso in His Cabinet, Examining a Flask of Urine Brought by a Lady

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The subject and composition are characteristic of Gerard Thomas of Antwerp, but the two elongated figures of the lady and the woman holding the baby are in a different style. In a large room, on the left a man seated at a table turns to the right to look up at a flask of urine which he holds in his left hand. In the centre stands an elaborately dressed lady, presumably having brought the urine for diagnosis.

Wellcome Collection

London


Date

early 18th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 81 x W 115.5 cm

Accession number

45024i

Acquisition method

purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936

Work type

Painting


Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, London, Greater London NW1 2BE England

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