What painting is referenced in this Simpsons screen grab?
April 22, 2016 12:01 PM   Subscribe

Can you tell me what painting the Simpsons are referencing in this screen grab?

The painting is located in a doctor's office in an episode entitled The Mansion Family.

It might be hard to tell from the screen grab, but it looks like court or parliament type benches with a person who has fallen over.
posted by furtive to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It makes me think of a surgical theater, like this, though I can't find a matching painting with google image search.
posted by moonmilk at 12:08 PM on April 22, 2016

To answer my own question, it's The Gross Clinic, painted by Thomas Eakins
posted by furtive at 12:08 PM on April 22, 2016 [4 favorites]

The Gross Clinic, or, The Clinic of Dr. Gross, is an 1875 painting by American artist Thomas Eakins.
posted by zamboni at 12:57 PM on April 22, 2016

For questions like this, the answer usually lies in either the Simpsons Archive or the Simpsons wiki.
posted by zamboni at 1:06 PM on April 22, 2016

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