March 25th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

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Gross Clinic

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can name Pennsylvania’s state mammal‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, located just on the other side of City Avenue in Wynnewood, announced recently that it was selling some of its art collection, including paintings by Thomas Eakins, famed author and namesake for the Oval.  Eakins most famous work is probably the one shown above, The Gross Clinic, which is NOT named that way because of how icky surgery is, but after the doctor leading the clinic, one Samuel D. Gross.  The Gross Clinic depicts an actual class at one of Philadelphia’s med schools – can you name which one?


Answer:  Thomas Jefferson University.  The painting is usually contrasted with Eakins other famous work, The Agnew Clinic, Eakin’s largest painting, which depicts a much brighter scene at the University of Pennsylvania. Jefferson sold it’s painting to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Pennsylvania Museum of Art a few years ago for $68 million, but Penn still has The Agnew Clinic hanging up in the John Morgan Building today.

‡ The white-tailed deer. 

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