The Sick Woman
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|Caption||Faint from fever, the young woman rests her head on a pillow. Is she perhaps lovesick? Is she pregnant? To find out, a quack would put a strip of his patient’s clothing in a brazier to smoulder – the scent would disclose her secret. Jan Steen here presents such a charlatan making a diagnosis. His old-fashioned attire characterizes him as a comic character. Date: c 1663 – c 1666. Object ID: SK-C-230.|
|Creator||Jan Havicksz Steen, painter, Noord-Nederlands (1626–1679)|
|Artwork medium||canvas, oil paint|
|Credit||Rijksmuseum / City of Amsterdam|
|patient sick person examination urine physician doctor nausea giddiness Sick Woman woman painting Jan Havicksz Steen|
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|YR0005505||2,148 x 2,588 pixels||18|
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