A travelling tooth-puller has spread out all his surgical instruments on the table, where numerous figures are gathered, which is depicted with astonishing fidelity by the painter, a clear follower of Caravaggio in the quality of the work, its arrangement and the play of light. In addition to the diplomas or degrees, perhaps false, certifying his training, his best letter of introduction is his experience, accredited by the necklace of molars he wears around his neck. Prospective clients watch his work attentively and wait their turn.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on canvas (118 x 223 cm)
Source: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
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