Interior of a Dutch house with an operator attending to a man's teeth. Oil painting by Hendrik van der Burgh.

Hendrik van der Burgh worked in the Hague. Like many European painters of his time he had a close attachment to Dutch paintings of the Golden Age--the seventeenth century—which he used as the model for the setting in the present work. The stillness of the spacious room in a surgeon-apothecary's house is disturbed by the reaction of the patient to the pain of the operation: as the operator digs int…

Interior of a Dutch house with an operator attending to a man's teeth. Oil painting by Hen…
Interior of a Netherlandisch house with a dental operator
Interior of a Netherlandisch house with a dental operator applying an instrument to the mo…