European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Plaque showing a Doctor Bleeding a WomanMade in Netherlands, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, Dutch
Currently not on view
2000-153-4Gift of Audrey and William H. Helfand, 2000
LabelThe shape of this plaque is rare, as is its decoration. The scene of bloodletting, a common practice in the eighteenth century, is probably based on a composition the artist would have seen reproduced in a print. The plaque’s white border indicates that it was originally placed in a wood frame.