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The Sick Child, by Edvard Munch (1863–1944), is the name a series of paintings. It depicts a tragic event in Munch’s life - the death of his 15-year-old sister. Weak from the tuberculosis causing her slow and painful death, you can see his young sister’s suffering as she sits on her deathbed. He made copies of this moment, which truly shows how this tragedy was deeply rooted into Munch’s mind.

Above: The Sick Child, painted in 1896, 1907, and 1885-86, by Edvard Munch (1863–1944).


Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854–1931, England)

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Gotch was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter and illustrator. He studied art in London and Antwerp before he married and studied in Paris with his wife, Caroline, a fellow artist. Returning to Britain, they settled into the Newlyn art colony in Cornwall. He first made paintings of natural, pastoral settings before immersing himself in the romantic, Pre-Raphaelite romantic style for which he is best known. His daughter was often a model for the colourful depictions of young girls. His works have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal College of Art and the Paris Salon.