The Village Surgeon
The Village Surgeon

The Village Surgeon

Wallerant Vaillant (Dutch, 1623-1677)
after : Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish, 1605 – 1638)
Late 1660s-early 1670s
Plate : 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. (26.99 x 33.34 cm)
Sheet : 12 7/16 x 15 3/4 in. (31.59 x 40.01 cm)
Mat : 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
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Hope College Collection
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Wallerant Vaillant was a Flemish painter and printmaker who lived and worked in several European cities over the course of his career. He met Prince Rupert of the Rhine while working in Frankfurt, Germany sometime around 1656, and spent several years collaborating with him on ways to improve the mezzotint process. After a five-year stint in Paris from 1659 to 1664, Vaillant moved to Amsterdam where he produced more than 200 mezzotint prints based on both his own designs and the designs of other artists. This print of a village doctor treating a patient’s foot in a sparsely furnished interior is based on an early 17th-century painting by the Flemish artist Adriaen Brouwer, who was famous for his images of everyday Dutch life.

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