The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Bear

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Bear

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Based on Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp." When this painting was made, the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons only permitted one public dissection per year, on the body of an executed criminal. These were social events that people paid admission for, and it would be performed the same afternoon as the execution. The people depicted were actual doctors who paid to be included in the painting (the guy on the left was probably added after the fact), and the entire image was a dramatization: they would begin the dissection by opening the chest cavity, since the organs there lose their consistency first.

The print is from an edition of 100, and is 15"x12" giclée on archival 300gsm hot press paper.