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Michiel van Musscher

The doctor's visit, ca. 1676-1682
Christie's (New York City) 1996-01-12, nr. 95
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 50 x 40 cm
Signature/inscription
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Current attribution
Michiel van Musscher
Bron: C.J.A. Wansink (1981)
Rejected attribution
Frans van Mieris (I)
Bron: (1938)
Gabriel Metsu
Bron: (1935)
Date
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c. 1676-1682 (1676 - 1682)
Date based on costume and hairdress (E. Schavemaker); Gerhardt a.o. 2012: c. 1670-1680
Artistically related
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  • inspired by
    Jan Steen, Hier baet geen medesyn want het is minnepyn
    Musscher adopted the subject of a doctor visiting a female patient in her home and feeling her pulse, the composition, the casting of the figures, the position of the figures in relation to each other, the use of full-length figures, the colour scheme and elements from the interior such as the table at the left covered with an Oriental carpet.

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Creation date: 1997-04-16; Last modified date: 2019-11-02

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