Artworks
The Sick Room
Disclaimer

Images

We do our best to use images that are open source. If you feel we have used an image of yours inappropriately please let us know and we will fix it.

Accuracy

Our writing can be punchy but we do our level best to ensure the material is accurate. If you believe we have made a mistake, please let us know.

Visits

If you are planning to see an artwork, please keep in mind that while the art we cover is held in permanent collections, pieces are sometimes removed from display for renovation or traveling exhibitions.

Contributor

An orphan's dream -- warm bed and first rate medical care.

This looks way better than healthcare today in the UK, though I love the NHS and paying a marginal flat fee for all my medication. 

Rosy-cheeked foundlings of the Foundling Hospital look on as a dapper and doctor with a furrowed brow feels the pulse of a bed-ridden girl, and a kindly caretaker looks on. A natty dressed boy on the left has his right arm in a handsome sling and just behind him there's sun shining through the window, catching a healthy looking plant. There's even a little bird in a cage high-up in the window recess.