The Doctor's Visit

  • Jan Steen, The Doctor's Visit, 17th century, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne, 1956.11.50

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This scene was likely made by a follower of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter Jan Steen, who painted a similar image of a woman being treated for lovesickness by a quack doctor. Steen’s paintings, copies of them, and works by his followers were popular on the American art market in the late nineteenth century. They appealed to collectors of various backgrounds, from lawyers like Ralph Cross Johnson to senators and financiers.

Title
The Doctor's Visit
Artists
Date
17th century
On View
Dimensions
21 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (54.0 x 61.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – illness – foot malady
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – bedroom
  • Occupation – medicine – doctor
  • Ethnic – Dutch
  • Figure group
Object Number
1956.11.50
Palette
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