An American realist painter, photographer sculptor and fine arts educator, Thomas Eakins is best known for this exacting portraits of Philadelphia’s thinking class, and for taking the portrait out of the drawing room and into the real world. Of his several hundred portraits, The Gross Clinic is his most famous, and perhaps greatest. His largest work, it depicts Dr. Samuel D. Gross presenting a surgical lecture beside a cadaver in an amphitheater packed with Jefferson Medical College students.
The painting was purchased by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2007 with the generous support of more than 3,400 donors.
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The Philly Overnight® Hotel Package
Plan a trip to Philadelphia with The Philly Overnight® Hotel Package.
Two nights accommodations
Free Hotel Parking for both nights (a $75+ value at most Center City hotels)