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 Dutch School , A Surgeon Operating on a Patient

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Title A Surgeon Operating on a Patient's Scalp
Collection Royal College of Surgeons for England
Artist Dutch School
Attributed to Adams, Richard (Dutch artist, b. ca. 1645)
Date 1677 (dated)
Signed yes
Description A surgeon is shown operating on a patient's scalp. The initials R.A. are believed to be those of Richard Adams, a seventeenth-century painter active in Amsterdam born about 1645.
Current Accession Number RCSSC/P 257
Inscription front lr 'RA Fecit 1677'; front l 'Aet, 27'
Subject figure; still life; interior
Measurements 16.0 x 14.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on metal (copper)
Acquisition Details Given by Jabez Hogg, MRCS 1895.
Publications LeFanu, W., A Catalogue of the Portraits and Other Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh & London, 1960, cat. no. 257, p. 86; Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, vol. 1, Paris, 2006, p. 106.
Notes The inscription on the painting could refer to the age of the sitter but is more likely to be that of the artist himself at the time of creating the painting. Benezit records that Adams was born about 1645.
Rights Owner Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons
Author Dr Madeleine Korn



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