Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Mother at the Bedside of a Sick Child

  • “The Sick Child” in Scandinavian art

    Göran WettrellSweden Within Western figurative pictorial art there has long been an interest in showing sick children, their psychological attitudes, the effects on the family, and indeed the very reality of disease. One of the best known works on  this subject is by Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667) of the Dutch Golden Age of painting. Titled The…