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Let's Play Doctor

  • My first image to honor the medical profession

    Doctors, nurses, EMTs everywhere - I salute you! Let’s Play Doctor is my homage to the men and women who save lives and help their patients on the road to recovery.
  • To amplify the vintage feel of the objects in the painting, I used cold lighting and a stark background to evoke the industrial look of medical institutions of yesteryear. Everything is sterile and no-nonsense!

    Note how prominent the shadows are - they are as important to the composition as the objects in the foreground to communicate the drama inherent in the medical field.

    Other details

    All items in Let’s Play Doctor are from the 1950s. I had the lovely toy ambulance for some time but didn’t know how to use it until I found the first-aid kit in an antique store. The kit is an old ammunition box that had been painted; the stethoscope was tucked inside it. The Band-Aid box still has bandages in it - they are an older type where the absorbent pad is soaked with the the antibacterial mercurochrome.
  • All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

    All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.

    Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.

    Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.