The Youthful Convalescence of Kier
The Youthful Convalescence of Kier is a visual depiction of the handbook passage quoting Kier Eagan: “Let not weakness live in your veins, cherished workers, drown it inside you. Rise up from your deathbed and sally forth, more perfect for the struggle.”
The painting depicts a young Kier Eagan lying in a wooden bed, the room lit by a single candle held by what appears to be a nurse or a maid leaning down. His head is wrapped in a white bandage. Crouched by the candle, a man, likely a doctor, seems to be removing a blanket or cloth from Kier’s loosely folded arm. Another nurse or maid stands at the opposite head of the bed. A male and female figure kneel at the bed, praying, possibly Kier’s parents.
The nature of Kier’s injury or illness is not clear.