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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [print]

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050007
Description
Cololurful print mounted on fabric with a varnish on top, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; unframed.
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Accession Number
002050007
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Description
Cololurful print mounted on fabric with a varnish on top, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson on a cadaver; unframed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: brown, cream, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-6
Length
73.2 cm
Width
55.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Very fragile
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Zygmont, Bryon. “Rembrant, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.” Khan Academy. Accessed February 23, 2017. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/holland/a/rembrandt-the-anatomy-lesson-of-dr-tulp
Research Facts
The original portrait, painted by Dutch Baroque Rembrandt van Rijn in 1632, depicts a group of seven surgeons looking on as physician Nicolaes Tulp leads an anatomy lesson. It was commissioned to hang in the board room of the Guild of Surgeons, a group that Tulp had become a reader of three years before. Tulp is shown as the only man wearing a hat, showing his elevated position over his pupil, as he demonstrates how arm muscles are attached to the body using forceps. He was known to give theory lessons twice a week in Amsterdam with one public autopsy a year being conducted. The painting shows the 1632 autopsy that used the body of a criminal, an executed thief named Adriaen het Kint as their cadaver. The surgeon in the centre towards the back holds a sheet of paper that lists the names of all the men in participating in the lesson, many of whom would have paid for the honor of being included in the composition.
Though it was one of Rembrandt’s earlier works, The Anatomy Lesson remains one of his most well-known paintings; the skill is evident in the expressive, recognizable faces of the surgeons and the dynamic contrast between light and dark. Rembrandt does, however, some artistic liberties, particularly as the surgeon would have begun with opening the chest cavity in an autopsy as opposed to beginning with an arm.
This was also one of the first painting that Rembrandt signed with his forename as opposed to RHL which he had used on previous ones, likely showing his increasing confidence in his artistic abilities.
The work in our collection is a hand-painted copy made with oil on canvas, likely with a varnish on top (this would have to be confirmed by a conservationist however). We can assume this as the weave of the canvas is evident and the corners have some paint flaking off, but also there are small details of the copy that vary from the original.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
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Accession Number
014002043 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Abortion, Induced
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty short rectangular transparent amber glass bottle tapered at neck with compressed brown paper around wood form used as closure; tan paper label included manufacturer's and product name, decorative frame, with a logo of a lion, a unicorn, a crest and a crown.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Job Moses, Sir J. Clarke
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: tan, brown
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “JOB MOSES, // SIR J. CLARKE'S // FEMALE // PILLS”; embossed on sides: "JOB // MOSES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed shows minor wear, surface with grime and stains; paper stopper is brittle and frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOB-MOSES-1870-EARLY-ABORTION-PILL-BOTTLE-SIR-JAMES-CLARKES-FEMALE-PILLS-/251793323718
Research Facts
This bottle would have contained the Great English Remedy Sir James Clarke's Celebrated Female Pills or used as an early abortion pill. It was the 19th century way of having an abortion in the privacy of your own home. The bottle actually came with a pamphlet warning the pills "should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy, as they are sure to bring on miscarriage". This basically told females, this will give you a miscarriage to get rid of your baby during the first three months. It's main active ingredient was Oil of Savin which was used for a long time to procure an abortion. It was also advertised "To married ladies the medicine is peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on the Monthly Period with great regularity." It was noted as early as 1857 that this was an "abortion pill" and many deaths to the women were attributed to it. There were also many court cases as well. The disclaimer "not to be taken during the first three months" was said to protect the proprietor from any wrongdoing. The proprietor used Job Moses as a agent in the United States and said his labels would be affixed to a bottle that read JOB MOSES.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.1
Description
Very small metal head with stylized hair embossed on one side of a thin sheet of metal; a loop is attached for suspension; silver-plated on brass.
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Accession Number
1976.7.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Religion and Medicine
Description
Very small metal head with stylized hair embossed on one side of a thin sheet of metal; a loop is attached for suspension; silver-plated on brass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c-early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 7.9 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion around eyes, nose, and mouth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.10
Description
An outline of a left arm and hand embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a left arm and hand embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c - early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 11.7 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Item is 800 parts silver.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.11
Description
An outline of a left arm and hand embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a left arm and hand embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal : brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 3.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.2
Description
An outline of a leg and foot embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge; a line of tiny holes around the edge suggests stitching.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a leg and foot embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge; a line of tiny holes around the edge suggests stitching.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Width 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.3
Description
An outline of a fancy heart shape embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a fancy heart shape embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 7.8 cm x Width 5.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.4
Description
An outline of a left ear embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a left ear embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.5
Description
An outline of a right ear embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a right ear embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 7.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1976.7.6
Description
An outline of a female torso embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1976.7.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Religion and Medicine
Art
Description
An outline of a female torso embossed on a thin wafer of metal (silver plated brass); pierced for suspension at the upper edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Elizabeth Kiteley, via brother-in-law W.W. Abernathy.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
metal: brownish-silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Item is 800 parts silver.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum: "Religious Faith & Healing," Nov. 3, 2009.
Images
Less detail

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