Vibert, Jehan Georges (French, 1840-1902)

The Sick Doctor


Reference Type:
Artwork
Year:
1892
Notes/Description:
Vibert was known for his satirical views of numerous elements of society. Here, a doctor with undoubtedly minor symptoms acts as though he is on death’s door with a dramatic swoon. The servant has seen this type of performance before, and knows what he is expected to do. The objects surrounding the two figures, such as another wig and a lady’s bonnet, allow the viewer to devise a story of their own to explain the scene. Notes by Mariann Smith
Keywords:
Art
Art of Medicine
Humor
Physicians