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Title The Dentist
Collection Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Toorenvliet, Jacob (Dutch painter, ca.1635-1719)
Date Earliest about 1680
Date Latest about 1719
Signed yes
Description A dentist gives treatment to a man seated on a stool, whilst an old woman watches. A bottle, probably containing alcohol to numb the pain, and various other instruments are visible atop a large barrel. The painful scene contrasts with the distinction of the treatment; the harmonious colour and the fluently-handled paint betray the influence of the artist's sojourn to Italy.
Current Accession Number FA000114
Former Accession Number 77
Subject figure; trade and industry; everyday life
Measurements 31.7 x 24.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on metal (copper)
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Rev Francis John Ottley 1897.
Provenance Possibly Rost sale, Leipzig, 1800, cat. no. 100; Jarman sale, Stanley, London, 5 July 1833, lot 25.
Principal Exhibitions Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century, Birmingham City Art Gallery, 1989-1990, cat. no. 29.
Publications Rogers, D., Brighton Art Gallery and Museum: Catalogue of Paintings in Oil, before 1837, Brighton, 1964, pp. 35-36; Wood, C., Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age in British Collections, London and Birmingham, 1989, p.65
Rights Owner Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Author Timothy Williams



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