Tooth Ache or torment and torture

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Tooth Ache or torment and torture
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Thomas Rowlandson

Tooth ache or torment and torture

London, John Fairburn August 1st. 1823

Etching

270 x 215 mm

£350

A rare Rowlandson on the subject of dentistry. A young woman is seated in the destists chair , the dentist holds her by her hair while his finger enters her mouth to locate the offending tooth. His assistant awaits with extracting tool and bowl, and an old woman looks on in anguish.