Drawings relating to 'The Doctor' by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes

6 preparatory drawings and sketches for 'The Doctor' (exh.

Details

Dimensions:
Various
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Pamela Myers

RA 1891), one of the artist's best-known works. Set in a humble dwelling, it shows a mortally ill child attended by a concerned physician with the distraught parents in the background. The sombre pathos of this work sparked an enormous popular response, and the engraving after it was published by Agnew in 1892 was extremely successful.

Provenance

Mrs Pamela Myers (artist's grandaughter).

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