Anatomy Lesson by Dr. F. Ruysch 1670 Adriaen Backer



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Artist (after?)

Anatomy Lesson by Prof. Frederik Ruysch.




oil on canvas


168 × 244 cm (66.1 × 96.1 in)

Amsterdams Historisch Museum


Accession number

SA 2000


Signed and dated bottom center: A Backer K 1670 1670
[before the restoration]

Provenance: 1670(1670): commissioned by Surgeons’ guild, Amsterdam (?)
by 1690(1690): Theatrum Anatomicum above the kleine Vleeshal (small meat-hall), Nes, Amsterdam
1690(1690): transferred to Theatrum Anatomicum, Waag, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam
1798(1798): ownership transferred to Commissie van Geneeskundig Toevoorzicht
by 1862(1862): ‘de kamer van Hovius’ (Hovius’ room), Waag, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam
1862(1862): purchased by Schouten
June 1864(1864-06): purchased by Commissie van Kunstliefhebbers, kunstenaars en geneeskundigen from Schouten
1864 (?): ceded to the city of Amsterdam by Commissie van Kunstliefhebbers, kunstenaars en geneeskundigen
1864(1864): transferred to Athenaeum Illustre, Singel, Amsterdam
1864(1864): transferred to Paleis voor Volksvlijt, Amsterdam
1864(1864): transferred to Athenaeum Illustre, Amsterdam
circa 1877(1877): transferred to Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam
1885(1885): lent to Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Inventory number 395, Amsterdam, by the city of Amsterdam
Unknown date: lent to Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Inventory number SA 2000, Amsterdam, by the city of Amsterdam (?)


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