Rockwell, Norman (American, 1894-1978)

Doctor and the Doll


Reference Type:
Artwork
Year:
March 9, 1929
Notes/Description:
[March 9, 1929 magazine cover] Norman Rockwell wanted to paint the positive side of life, and his representations of doctors with children show kind and patient country physicians doing their very best to make their young patients comfortable. In Doctor and the Doll, a girl has undressed her doll for the exam, and the fatherly looking doctor listens through a stethoscope as he soon will to the live patient. The doctor’s bag shows that he makes house calls if necessary; here the girl seems to have come to his office for a check-up. Notes by Mariann Smith
Keywords:
Art
Art of Medicine
Pediatrics
Physicians
Physician-Patient Relations
Collection:
Saturday Evening Post