The anatomy lesson of dr. Jan Deyman, 1656 gedateerd
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Museum, inv./ SA 7394
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canvas, oil paint
rectangle (landscape format) 113 x 135 cm
During a fire on 8 November 1723 the painting was severly damaged. It was originally ca. 245 x 300 cm (Middelkoop/Enklaar/Van der Ploeg 1998, p. 26). There were 11 persons portrayed on the original painting.
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dated 1656 (1656)
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Before the painting was burned in 1723 the surgeons Dirk Visch, Nicolaes Fruyt, Daniel Florianus, Augustus Meyer, Laurens de Lange, Barend Heems en Jacob Harny were also depicted on the painting.
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Entered on: 1996-08-19; Last modification: 2019-06-11


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