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Richard Tennant Cooper: An unconscious naked man lying on a table being attacked by little demons armed with surgical instruments; symbolising the effect of chloroform on the human body (1912); from a series of medically-themed paintings commissioned in 1912 by … Continue reading
Margaret Owen: Daily Painting #214 (2009) (source)
Frederick Cayley Robinson: Acts of Mercy (1916–20); it seems the first two paintings are referred to as The Orphans, while the second two are referred to as The Doctor.
Augustus Leopold Egg: The Travelling Companions (1862) The city in the background of this painting is Menton, on the Côte d’Azur, which had become a popular destination for sufferers of tuberculosis following the 1861 publication of Dr. James Henry Bennet’s … Continue reading