RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 830662602 LA English T1 An Eakins masterpiece restored : seeing The Gross Clinic anew A1 Foster, Kathleen A., Tucker, Mark S., PB Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press PP Philadelphia, PA YR 2012 SN 9780876332351 0876332351 9780300179798 0300179790 AB "Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is acknowledged as one of the preeminent American painters of the 19th century. As a young artist in 1875 he prepared a monumental painting for the Philadelphia Centennial of Dr. Samuel D. Gross of Jefferson Medical College. Rejected by the selection committee for being too gruesome, The Gross Clinic is hailed today as the artist's masterpiece. Purchased by the medical college, the work was a fixture there until 2006, when its threatened sale prompted thousands to donate funds to keep it in Philadelphia through a joint acquisition by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Kathleen A. Foster and Mark S. Tucker update the story of The Gross Clinic to the present day. They draw on discoveries made during the 2009-10 project to look more deeply into the history, aesthetics, and technique of the painting. Through their discussion, complemented by interpretations from the perspectives of cultural and medical history by Steven Conn and Mark S. Schreiner, M.D., respectively, this celebrated painting can now be understood anew."--Publisher's website.