The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp

Oil on canvas | 169.5 x 216.5cm | 1632

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt was only twenty-five when he was asked to paint the portraits of the Amsterdam surgeons. The portrait was commissioned for the anatomy lesson given by Dr Nicolaes Tulp in January 1632.

Rembrandt portrayed the surgeons in action, and they a...
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