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 Teniers, David, II (Flemish painter, 1610-1690) , A Surgeon Treating a Peasant

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Title A Surgeon Treating a Peasant's Foot
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Teniers, David, II (Flemish painter, 1610-1690)
Date Earliest probably about 1630
Date Latest probably about 1660
Signed yes
Description The patient sits to the right with his injured foot bared and resting on a stool. The surgeon, to the left, kneels on the ground as he applies a dressing to the wound. His instruments and salves are on the ground between the two. Meanwhile, behind a counter, a woman stands ready with a further dressing. To the left a man is entering by an open door.
Current Accession Number 13
Former Accession Number 21 (1855)
Inscription front lr 'D. TENIERS. FEC'
Subject everyday life
Measurements 36.8 x 27.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Provenance Possibly Willem Lormier sale, The Hague, 4 July 1763, lot 279, bought by Palte; John Greenwood sale, London, 28 August 1763, bought by Dundas, 36 guineas; Sir Lawrence Dundas sale, London, 29 May 1794, lot 31, £32.11s.
Publications Smith, J., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, III, London, 1831, no. 340; McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 5, no. 21; The Art Journal, 1855, p. 312; Waagen, G., Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London, 1857, p. 458; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 134, no. 13, II, p. 24; Sutton, D., 'Dundas Pictures', Apollo, September 1967, pp. 204-213, ill. p. 206.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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