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John Singer Sargent painted the immense artwork entitled Professors Welch, Halsted, Osler and Kelly, also known as The Four Doctors in 1906. The painting is a group portrait of the leading physician teachers of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Dr. William Osler, Dr. William S. Halsted, as well as Dr. Howard A. Kelly. This artwork was commissioned in dedication to Mary Elizabeth Garrett by the board of trustees. Garrett had made a significant contribution to the medical school earlier in 1889.
Sargent concluded the painting in Tile Street studio in London in about a year. When contemplating about the composition of the scene, the artist questioned the Doctors about inserting a giant antique globe in the background. They did not go against the idea, and in a couple of days, the artist had the object delivered. The globe was so large that the artist had to order to break the door and part of the wall for it to get inside the studio – although it didn’t fit through the door, it fit perfectly in the composition. Later on, the artist decided to add one more element to the background, replicating the painting St. Martin and the Beggar by El Greco, giving a sense of perspective to the artwork.
Baroque artists like Diego Velazquez truly inspired Sargent, especially in his production of traditional portraits, like in The Four Doctors. The painter was fascinated with the dramatic lighting achieved by these past masters and studied their art in depth – even traveling to do so. Early in his career, Sargent was praised by critics and the Paris Salon in which he participated during several years – resulting in many commissioned portrait works from influential and high-class people from Europe and America.
In Professors Welch, Halsted, Osler and Kelly or The Four Doctors, Sargent painted scene very reminiscent of the Baroque art. The four figures pose in a large, dark room. Three men wear black cloaks and sit in the forefront of the canvas, with a bright light shining on them. Each rest one arm on a table filled with open books. The fourth Doctor stands slightly in the shadow, behind the table and placing his hand on a book as well. The giant globe gives the dark background a beautiful sense of depth.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Professors Welch, Halsted, Osler and Kelly, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Professors Welch, Halsted, Osler and Kelly that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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