An assistant warms a plaster at the right, while the patient is treated.

Perhaps a copy after a lost original by Teniers. This composition was certainly designed by David Teniers the Younger but its execution is too weak to be by him, and the painting is probably the work of an imitator working after Teniers's death. The signature and date are probably both later additions.

Key facts

Artist dates
1610 - 1690
Full title
A Doctor tending a Patient's Foot in his Surgery
Date made
17th century
Medium and support
Oil on oak
39 x 61.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery