Medicine, Dropsy, urine glass
"La Femme Hydropique" Woman suffering from dropsy. Frau mit Wassersucht
Copper etching Jean Baptiste Fosseyeux ( 1752-1824)
After the painting by Gerard Dou (1613-1675)
The drawing for the etching was executed by Felice Gianni
Medical doctor's visiting a woman suffering from dropsy. Holding a glass with her urine against a light, he diagnoses the sickness. A caretaker tries to administer a spoon with medicine to the sick woman. her daughter is holding her mother's hand to comfort her.
Large, beautiful print, showing the medical diagnostic practice around 1800.
Paris, ca. 1800
Original antique print
Large print with ample margins. The margins are partially soiled. Upper left margin corner replaced. A tear in top margin repaired (not reaching even the plate mark). The print itself in ver< good condition.
Image: 40 x 31,5 cm (ca. 15.7 x 12.4")
keywords: Gerrit Dou; "The Dropsical Woman"; tapestry curtain; gold chandelier; hydropisy; excess fluid buildup, sometimes stemming from heart or kidney problems; deposits, discoloration, sediment; Alchemists; Alchemy; disease of the soul; charlatan; the woman who turns to God instead of the doctor; Department of Paintings at the Louvre , Paris; the artist's masterpiece; bourgeois interior; maid; Bible enthroned on the lectern.