Der ärztliche Besuch
Jan Steen (1626-1679)

Der ärztliche Besuch,

1661/63
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
61 x 52,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 22
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
158
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jan Steen, Der ärztliche Besuch, 1661/63, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QrLWzN0xNO (Last updated on 25.11.2022)
A clue as to the meaning of this scene is provided on the piece of paper held by the young patient that, translated, reads: “No medicine can help here as this is lovesickness.” The little figure of Amor and the wall painting at the right depicting the unfortunate lovers Venus and Adonis underscore this message.

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