Title Valentine Greatrakes. Oil painting after W. Faithorne.
Imprint [between 1800 and 1899?]


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Physical description 1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 37 x 33 cm
References Christopher Wright et al., British and Irish paintings in public collections, New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2006, p. 201
Lettering note Bears label on verso naming the subject as "Arthur [sic] Greatrakes" with further text derived from the lettering on Faithorne's engraving
Summary Greatrakes was renowned for curing the sick by stroking them with his hands. He is shown stroking the left eye and head of a sick boy. In the right background, a country road with a man and woman strolling, a man using crutches, and a man holding crutches not in use (cured of lameness?)
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 45644i
Note After: an engraving by William Faithorne published as a frontispiece to A brief account of Mr Valentine Greatrakes and divers of the strange cures by him lately performed, London 1666
Lettering Valentine Greatrakes Esq of Affane in ye county of Waterford in ye kingdome of Ireland
Author, etc. Faithorne, William, 1616-1691.
Topic-LCSH Healers.
Subject name Greatrakes, Valentine, 1629-1683.
Genre/Technique Portrait paintings.
Oil paintings.
Copy photo no. V 17883
System no. .b12034563
Record no. 45644i