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Figure 1: Artist Sir Luke Fildes, “The Doctor,” oil on canvas, 1891, © Tate, Tate Britain, London, UK, CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported), available at https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/fildes-the-doctor-n01522; This painting was inspired by the death of the artist's son and the professional care of Dr Gustavus Murray who treated him. The character and bearing of their doctor throughout the time of their anxiety, made a deep impression on Sir Luke Fildes. Dr. Murray became a symbol of professional devotion which inspired the painting. Professor Verghese interprets the painting as follows: “The gravely ill child is in the center and draws the eye immediately. The soft light shines on the child and the doctor, the two central figures. The doctor, to the left, the table with medicine, and the parents in the shadow to the rear create an atmosphere of vigil and sadness. The father is looking intently at the physician, who is gazing at the child. The mother's anguish is evident from her bent head.”[19]

Figure 1: Artist Sir Luke Fildes, “The Doctor,” oil on canvas, 1891, © Tate, Tate Britain, London, UK, CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported), available at <a target=https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/fildes-the-doctor-n01522; This painting was inspired by the death of the artist's son and the professional care of Dr Gustavus Murray who treated him. The character and bearing of their doctor throughout the time of their anxiety, made a deep impression on Sir Luke Fildes. Dr. Murray became a symbol of professional devotion which inspired the painting. Professor Verghese interprets the painting as follows: “The gravely ill child is in the center and draws the eye immediately. The soft light shines on the child and the doctor, the two central figures. The doctor, to the left, the table with medicine, and the parents in the shadow to the rear create an atmosphere of vigil and sadness. The father is looking intently at the physician, who is gazing at the child. The mother's anguish is evident from her bent head.”[19]">