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The Physician

Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1794, Engraving
The Physician
The Physician
The Physician
The Physician
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The Physician
Death leads an elderly man to the physician, to whom he also presents a urine sample. The doctor doesn't seem to recognise Death or see the hourglass on his desk. The message, however, is that he will die like his patient, and that Death is more powerful than all learning and all medicine. The caption printed below the image reinforces this; it urges the Doctor to cure himself, or rather, to remember his own mortal weakness.
7.5 x 6.0 cm
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