US 1947 'The Doctor' 3c. Scott. 949

US 1947 'The Doctor' 3c. Scott. 949

Series: Doctors Issue

Stamp details: 'The Doctor' by Luke Fildes

Issued date: 09-06-1947 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 949
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 946
Michel (Germany): 558
Yvert et Tellier (France): 500

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Brown violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Painting, Art

Total print: 132,902,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Doctor is an 1891 painting by Luke Fildes that depicts a Victorian doctor observing the critical stage in a child's illness while the parents gaze on helplessly from the periphery. It has been used to portray the values of the ideal physician and the inadequacies of the medical profession. Different theories exist as to the painting's origin but it is most likely based upon Fildes' own experience of the death of his son. Critics have noted that Fildes omitted common medical equipment of his era in order to focus on the relationship between physician and patient.