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The anatomy lesson : a novel
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Published:
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
x, 271 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Siegal
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Siegal
Description
Set in one day in 1632,  The Anatomy Lesson  is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city's chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting.   As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385538367, 0385538367

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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Set in seventeenth-century Holland, this historical novel imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings. Commissioned by a prominent Amsterdam medical guild, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was one of Rembrandt's first paintings to gain public notice; the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection, and, as they prepare for that evening's big event, follows several characters, including Rembrandt himself.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Siegal, N. (2014). The anatomy lesson: a novel. First edition. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Siegal, Nina, 1969-. 2014. The Anatomy Lesson: A Novel. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Siegal, Nina, 1969-, The Anatomy Lesson: A Novel. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Siegal, Nina. The Anatomy Lesson: A Novel. First edition. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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