In this small copy of a larger painting by David Teniers II (artist unknown), a bearded physician examines a flask of urine as his patient, a middle-aged woman, looks on thoughtfully. Before him is an open book, likely a medical text on diagnosis and treatment. On the floor, stoppered bottles and earthenware apothecary jars hold prepared medicines and tonics. In the background, the physician's assistants prepare herbs or other organic materials. Like the other paintings on metal in the collection, this one was probably created in the 19th century and was made by transferring a lithograph print onto a metal plate and then painting over top of the printed image in oils. These inexpensive copies were popular souvenirs at European tourist destinations.
Fisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA, acquired by Chester Fisher, prior to 1965 ; Fisher Scientific International Inc., Hampton, NH.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2000 (from Fisher Scientific International).Show notes
 Chester Fisher died in 1965.
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