Dentistry caricature, 19th century

Dentistry caricature, 19th century

N850/0005 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 55.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Dentistry caricature. 19th-century artwork showing a dentist extracting a tooth using steel pliers. The French title translates as 'balm of steel'. The patient's toothache is being treated by the steel of the dentist's pliers. Before the development of anaesthetics, tooth extraction was extremely painful. This original lithograph was published in Paris by Francois-Seraphin Delpech (1778-1825), with the original painting by the French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). It was part of a series of 96 lithographs published between 1812 and 1828 under the title 'Recueil de grimaces' (A Collection of Grimaces).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1825, 19th century, adult, artwork, balm, boilly, caucasian, clinic, collection of grimaces, d. alexander, delpech, dental, dental caries, dental surgery, dentist, dentistry, discomfort, engraving, equipment, europe, european, extracting, extraction, france, francois seraphin delpech, francois-seraphin delpech, french, historical, history, human, illustration, instrument, le baume d'acier, lithograph, london, louis-leopold boilly, male, man, medical, medicine, men, odontology, operation, pain, painful, paris, patient, people, person, procedure, pull, pulled, pulling, recueil de grimaces, removal, removed, removing, sore, steel balm, steel pliers, teeth, tool, tooth, tooth decay, toothache, treatment, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.