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"An Accident" (see details) (see related A), 1879 Jean-Baptiste Dagnan-Bouveret (1852-1929) Walters Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

After training with Alexandre Cabanel and Jean Leon Gerome, Dagnan-Bouveret turned from classical themes to subjects drawn from everyday life. In this scene, a country doctor bandages s boy's injured hand, while his family looks on with varying degrees of concern. The artist actually witnessed this incident while traveling with a doctor friend in the Franche-Compte region of Eastern France. When this painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1880, it established the artist's reputation as an exellent reporter of rural customsand as a realist who explored the psychological aspects of his subjects.