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Title A Battle with a Scene of Military Surgery
Alternative Title Camp Scene, Surgeon Operating
Collection Wellcome Library
Artist Attributed to Dutch School
Date Earliest about 1690
Date Latest possibly 1730
Description A battle with a scene of camp with a military surgery being performed. Shot is being extracted from the chest of a wounded officer. This painting is by a Dutch or Flemish late seventeenth-century or early eighteenth-century painter. It is similar in subject matter to the work of Jan Wyck (1640-1700) who also painted military scenes.
Current Accession Number 44689i
Former Accession Number CC 5011
Subject figure; military and war; landscape; animal (horse)
Measurements 54.0 x 64.8 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Henry Solomon Wellcome 1936.
Provenance In the collection of Madame N. S. Kaplan, Paris, 3 May 1923 (?); sale, Robinson & Fisher & Harding, London, 19 July 1923, lot 99, 73 10s as A Camp Scene, with a Surgeon operating, other Doctors in attendance, 'Dutch School' ; collection of Henry Solomon Wellcome, 19 July 1923.
Notes There is a stencil '5DS' inscribed on the reverse which may be a Christie's reference but this only produced a possible consignee with Christie's - Madame N. S. Kaplan, Paris on 3 May 1923. This work is similar in composition and style to the work of the seventeenth-century artist Jan Wyck. The entry in the accession book suggests the cannon and soldiers around it may have been added as a later introduction. It also records 'Dutch School', late 18th century, c. 1690'.
Rights Owner (c) The Wellcome Trust
Author Dr Madeleine Korn




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