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Woman Being Bled

Photo credit: Thackray Museum

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Woman Being Bled' depicts the shop of a barber-surgeon, with the barber-surgeon himself letting blood from the arm of a seated woman in the foreground. A small boy stands in front of her, catching in a bowl the blood spurting from her forearm. To the left, another woman appears to hide her face in a shawl, perhaps in distress at the scene. To the right, other people are going about the business of the day: one man appears to be having his head shaved, while another is having his feet treated.

Thackray Museum


  • Date

    18th C/early 19th C

  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    40.5 x 49.5 cm

  • Accession number

    TMM.PCF 061 - 6

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1988


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