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Physician Bleeding a Patient with Leeches

  • 17th century
  • David Teniers II, Dutch
  • 33 x 25 in.
    Oil on canvas
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Roy Eddleman
  • Eddleman Collection
  • FA 2000.003.022
  • No known copyright restrictions


In a clean workshop sits a man in a blue frock holding his leg bent as a doctor kneeling before him places a leech on his foot. A woman in red and a young assistant observe the treatment. In the right foreground are three large vessels, and in the background is a small fire.

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