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Godefridus Schalcken, The Doctor's Examination, c. 1690

This panel belongs with A Useless Moral Lesson by Godfried Schalcken. It shows the consequences of rashly losing your virginity. A young woman is sobbing, while the quack – a ‘piskijker’, or piss looker – examines her urine. In it, he sees a baby swimming, which is supposed to prove that she is pregnant. The man on the left is angry, but the boy on the right is laughing at the painful situation. He is making an obscene gesture, while looking at the viewer.

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