The Agnew Clinic is an oil painting produced in 1889 by American artist Thomas Eakins.
This painting is very well compared with another painting of Thomas Eakins ‘The Gross Clinic’ which was painted fourteen years earlier compared to when this painting was completed. The Gross Clinic painting prospects a different scenario of the medical profession. Dr. Agnew had no blood drops on either of his white doctor’s coat or his scalpel.
Thomas Eakins earlier painting showed professionalism in doctor’s clinic but this painting lacked this due to the fear and discomfort environment inside the clinic. Thus, the title of this painting was a hotly debated topic. It created controversy because the patient was a nude woman being watched by several other men. The dimensions of the painting The Agnew Clinic were 214 cm × 300 cm or 84 3⁄8 in × 118 1⁄8 in.