Watercolor, collage on cold pressed paper

12"x 16" x 0.1"

2020

After reading an article on how bird watching can help people through tough times, I stumbled upon another about doctors wearing bird-like masks during the 1656 Plague in Italy and France.​

 

The clothing worn by the plaque doctors was intended to protect them from airborne diseases. The costume, used in France and Italy in the 17th century, consisted of an ankle length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask, often filled with sweet or strong smelling substances (commonly lavender), along with gloves, boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and an outer over-clothing garment.

 

During our current Covid-19 crisis, It seemed fitting to place the two different bird-like “treatments” side by side, whether or not they had the science right.

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The painting is shipped unframed, but with a matting and backing board, presented in a non-acid plastic sleeve

All my paintings come with a certificate of authenticity and is signed by myself on the front.

Plaque Doctors

SKU: PDR
$245.00Price
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