Beautifully Designed Painting Rated amongst Top 100 Paintings of all times.
Original Dimensions of the Masterpiece Painting in Inches : 94.5" X 78.75" (Height By Width)
Admired for its uncompromising realism, The Gross Clinic has an important place documenting the history of medicine—both because it honors the emergence of surgery as a healing profession (previously, surgery was associated primarily with amputation), and because it shows us what the surgical theater looked like in the nineteenth century. The painting is based on a surgery witnessed by Eakins, in which Gross treated a young man for osteomyelitis of the femur. Gross is pictured here performing a conservative operation as opposed to an amputation (which is how the patient would normally have been treated in previous decades). Here, surgeons crowd around the anesthetized patient in their frock coats. This is just prior to the adoption of a hygienic surgical environment (see asepsis). The Gross Clinic is thus often contrasted with Eakins's later painting The Agnew Clinic (1889), which depicts a cleaner, brighter, surgical theater, with the participants in "white coats". In comparing the two, the advancement in understanding of the prevention of infection is seen. Another noteworthy difference in the later painting is the presence of a professional nurse, Mary Clymer, in the operating theater. This printing maintains the original Aspect Ratio of the Original Painting. The Canvas Print is now available for your Living/ Office Hall.
- Archival Grade Canvas Material
- Fade Proof Printing Ink Guaranteed to 99 Years.
- Hand Stretched, QC passed Canvas to ensure the highest standards.
- Sides are printed in Matching Colors Unlike traditional wrapping of the image and distorting the originality.
- Ready to Hang out of the Box. Included in the Box: Canvas Print on Deep Wooden Stretcher Bar of 1.25" with Matching Colors on the side frame.