|Who painted this? #46|
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Who Painted This #45 - The Answer
|The Kwaksalver / The Quack by Jan Steen|
- Title of the artwork: The Kwaksalver / The Quack
- Name of the artist who created this artwork: Jan Havickszoon Steen (c.1626 – 1679) aka Jan Steen
- Date it was created: between 1650 and 1660
- Media used: oil on panel; Height 37.5 cm (14.8 in). Width: 52 cm (20.5 in)
- Where it lives now: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The quack. On a square is a quack on a platform under a large tree. Hee shows the villagers the dial (or stone) that he has drawn from the man tied to a chair. At the feet of the man is a basket of eggs. On the table are all kinds of bottles and jars and a document with a seal. On the right in the foreground a woman pushes a drunk man in a wheelbarrow. On the far right hangs a violin on a pole on which is perched a monkey with a pipe.The painting was stolen from the Franz Hals Museum where it was on loan in March 2002. It was on loan from the Rijksmuseum. The view at the time was that it was stolen to order. It was subsequently recovered in 2008 and can now be seen on the website of the rejvenated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
If you look online you'll actually find a lot of artists painted the Kwaksalver - an unauthorised practitioner of medicine and dentistry. Quacks have existed over centuries. In general it's not so much that they're not qualified to practice so much as they're applying useless remedies or aim to deceive. An example of quackery today would be the "miracle diet".
Who guessed correct?Who painted this #45? - Congratulations to Bernadette Madden who got the name of the artist and all the other available details first. Bernadette's getting rather good at being first!
There's an interesting story behind this painting. I wonder if you can find out what it is.
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