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Title A Man Attended by a Surgeon (Suicide of Seneca?)
Collection Wellcome Library
Artist Attributed to Italian School
Date Earliest probably 1650
Date Latest possibly 1900
Description A doctor is making some kind of incision on the left arm of a wounded man. The subject could be the Suicide of Seneca. The person making the incision is wearing glasses. The work is in the style of Luca Giordano but is likely to be a later copy from the eighteenth century.
Current Accession Number 44764i
Former Accession Number P 85/1941
Subject figure; interior
Measurements 87.5 x 110.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Henry Solomon Wellcome 1936.
Notes The work looks Italian and may be in the manner of Pietro della Vecchio or Loth.
Rights Owner (c) The Wellcome Trust
Author Dr Madeleine Korn
 

 

 

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