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In 1890 Sir Henry Tate (1819–1898) commissioned a painting from Luke Fildes, the subject of which was left to his own discretion. The artist chose to recall a personal tragedy of his own, when in 1877 his first son, Philip, had died at the age of one in his Kensington home. Fildes’ son and biographer wrote: ‘The character and bearing of their doctor throughout the time of their anxiety, made a deep impression on my parents.

Tate Britain

London


Date

exhibited 1891

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 166.4 x W 241.9 cm

Accession number

N01522

Acquisition method

Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

Work type

Painting


Tate Britain

Millbank, London, Greater London SW1P 4RG England

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