Tag Archives: Adriaen van der Venne

Medical art from the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania

Alexandru Sonoc Sibiu, Romania   Several works in the European collection of the Brukenthal National Museum are of interest to the history of medicine. Most of them are works by Dutch and Flemish painters, mainly from the 17th-century: The Summer by Jakob Jordaens, The Trapped Peasant by Adriaen van der Venne, The Bloodletting and The […]

The trapped peasant

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc Sibiu, Romania   The Trapped Peasant, 1631Adriaen van der Venne (1589–1662) Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania A strange looking dentist (tall hat, long hair, goatee, sword, tall boots) is pulling a peasant’s tooth. Behind the peasant, a woman (traditionally considered as his wife, but more likely a prostitute) opens a purse hanging […]