The Doctor by Sir Luke Fildes Large Print 20 1/8” x 23 3/4” 19th Century Litho Engraving
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This is a beautiful Lithograph of a painting by Luke Fildes. It measure 23 3/4” x 20 1/8”.
THIS PRINT IS UNFRAMED !!
This print was under glass its entire 80 years. I removed the frame, the glass was broken in transportation to my shop. Frame is gorgeous, I will sell that separately.
It’s in excellent condition there is a water stain on the right bottom left corner. The corner was covered by the frame. It’s also very easily trimmed off it will not touch the actual lithograph still leaving a border of approximately 1/2 inch. The actual Image is flawless!
This litho-is at least 80 years old and it could be older.
Fildes’ illustrations were in the black-and-white style popular in France and Germany during the era. He worked in a social realist style, compatible with the editorial direction of The Graphic, and focused on images depicting the destitute of London.
The Doctor is an 1891 painting by Luke Fildes that depicts a Victorian doctor observing the critical stage in a child's illness while the parents gaze on helplessly from the periphery. It has been used to portray the values of the ideal physician and the inadequacies of the medical profession. Different theories exist as to the painting's origin but it is most likely based upon Fildes' own experience of the death of his son. Critics have noted that Fildes omitted common medical equipment of his era in order to focus on the relationship between physician and patient.
Fildes built a model cottage to copy after visiting numerous cottages in north-east Scotland, ensuring that the picture included authentic detail of roof rafters, tablecloth, lampshade, and lighting. Particular attention was paid to ensuring the room had a poor, Victorian, multi-purpose appearance
The focus of the picture is the worried but sympathetic physician and the sick child, with everything else in the shadows. The child had experienced a 'crisis', the critical stage of a potentially life-threatening illness.The dawn' light through the window, represents recovery and hope as the child survived the night.