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Plaque showing a Doctor Bleeding a Woman

Artist/maker unknown, Dutch

Made in Netherlands, Europe

c. 1755

Tin-glazed earthenware

12 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 5/8 inches (31.8 x 26.7 x 1.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Audrey and William H. Helfand, 2000

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The shape of this plaque is rare, as is its decoration. The scene of bloodletting, a common practice in the eighteenth century, is probably based on a composition the artist would have seen reproduced in a print. The plaque’s white border indicates that it was originally placed in a wood frame.