Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Gross Clinic Thomas Eakins Date: 1875 Style: Realism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 243.84 x 198.12 cm Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US Tags: group-portraits Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gross_Clinic References: en.wikipedia.org www.philamuseum.org Image dimension 495x600px, View all sizes Dr. Samuel D. Gross, a seventy-year-old professor dressed in a black frock coat, lectures a group of Jefferson Medical College students. Included among the group is a self-portrait of Eakins, who is seated to the right of the tunnel railing, sketching or writing. Seen over Dr. Gross's right shoulder is the clinic clerk, Dr. Franklin West, taking notes on the operation. Eakins's signature is painted into the painting, on the front of the surgical table. 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). Thomas Eakins Famous works Max Schmitt in a Single Scull Thomas Eakins · 1871 The Gross Clinic Thomas Eakins · 1875 William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuykill River Thomas Eakins · 1877 The Swimming Hole Thomas Eakins · 1883 Thomas Eakins carrying a woman Thomas Eakins · 1885 The Agnew Clinic Thomas Eakins · 1889 View all 306 artworks Related Artworks Ballet scene Ilya Repin Under escort. On the muddy road Ilya Repin Scene from balet (study) Ilya Repin Pawn Office Mihaly Munkacsy On a Turf Bench Ilya Repin Religious Procession Ilya Repin Der Spargroschen Wilhelm Leibl Man and woman at the table. The man pulls on the glove Ilya Repin Die Dorfpolitiker Wilhelm Leibl Drifters in the Night Mihaly Munkacsy Returning from the war Ilya Repin In the township board Ilya Repin Churning Woman Mihaly Munkacsy A Newspaper Seller in Paris Ilya Repin Paris Interior Mihaly Munkacsy Barge Haulers on the Volga Ilya Repin Biboulous Husband Mihaly Munkacsy Crossing of the River Oyat Vasily Polenov Slavic composers Ilya Repin Religious procession in an oak forest. Appearance of the icon Ilya Repin 1 Load more Advertisement.