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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.
18th C/early 19th C
oil on board
40.5 x 49.5 cm
TMM.PCF 061 - 6
Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 7LN EnglandView venue
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