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'A Cure for the Headache', c 1860.

Friston, David Henry

'A Cure for the Headache', c 1860.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Oil painting by David Henry Friston showing a man demonstrating a 'cure' for a headache. The man is shown in a sitting-room interior, holding a small metal rod near a seated woman's head, while a boy operates a machine attached to a chain held by the woman. The children of the family watch the proceedings with curiosity.

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