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Art & Anatomy Tour of Holland & Belgium. A travelogue by Bill Andrews & Marie Dauenheimer Photos by Margot Mackay with Marcia Hartsock, Bob Edgecomb, Kevin Somerville, Anne Ericson, Christine Gralapp and Sharon Ellis. When, Where, Why. November 9 - 20, 2003 The Netherlands & Belgium

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art anatomy tour of holland belgium

Art & Anatomy TourofHolland & Belgium

A travelogue by Bill Andrews & Marie Dauenheimer

Photos by Margot Mackay

with Marcia Hartsock, Bob Edgecomb, Kevin Somerville, Anne Ericson, Christine Gralapp and Sharon Ellis

when where why
When, Where, Why
  • November 9 - 20, 2003
  • The Netherlands & Belgium
  • Raison d’Etre—
    • Andreas Vesalius was born in Brussels
    • AEIMS meeting in Leiden
    • Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Hals, Mondrian, Escher, Brueghel, Holbein…
    • Chocolate, beer, lace, pomme frittes…
tour itinerary
Tour Itinerary
  • Amsterdam
  • Haarlem
  • Leiden
  • Brussels
  • Bruges
  • The Hague
  • Delft
tour group
Tour Group

Marie Dauenheimer** “Cruise Director”Bill & Vicki Andrews**Bob Edgecomb* Sharon Ellis**Anne Ericson Christine Gralapp Marcia Hartsock* Margot Mackay**Janet McAndless Rona Siegel, MD Kevin Somerville*

** Both previous tours, * One tour

amsterdam november 10 13
Amsterdam November 10 - 13

 1538 map above by Cornelius Anthonisz

schiphol to singel
Schiphol to Singel

 Nick Fritz

singel gracht
Singel Gracht

 Koepel, Ronde Lutherse Kerk

De Poezenboot 

welcome to amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam!

 Bike Park on the Ij

 Damrak on the Amstel

dam plein
Dam Plein

 De Nieuwe Kerk National Koninklijk Paleis Monument 

amsterdams historiche museum
Amsterdams Historiche Museum

Convent of St. Lucien 

 Plaque by Joost Bilhamer

the anatomy lesson of dr jan deijman 1656
“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Jan Deijman,” 1656

Painted by Rembrandt some 24 years after the “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.” The corpse is that of Joris “Black Jack” Fonteijn, executed on January 17, 1656. Rembrandt’s studio was a few blocks from the Surgeon’s Guild hall, in the Waag, where the dissection was made.

the anatomy lesson of dr fredrick ruysch 1683
“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Fredrick Ruysch,” 1683

Painted by Jan van Neck

Ruysch was renowned for meticulous dissections and for using “hot rapidly coagulating fluids” in the preparation of anatomic specimens. He was also infamous for his zymoglyphic dioramas.

the begijnhof
The Begijnhof

Originally built in 1346 for the Begijntjes. House #34 is oldest in Amsterdam. Now operated as a retirement center by the city.


 Bidloo Print

 Azoux Model

van gogh museum
Van Gogh Museum

Designed by Gerrit Rietveld, it was built in 1973. The museum holds the largest collection of works by Van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings and 1,000 drawings.


"And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, 'Oh, the pictures I might have made!'"



amsterdam day 3
Amsterdam, Day 3

 National Monument


Dutch East India Co.

 Thinnest house in Amsterdam, and the gate to oudemanhuis


Trippenhuis 

 Waag, St. Antoniespoort


Zuiderkerk 

 Docks on the Oudeschans

museum het rembrandthuis
Museum Het Rembrandthuis


Built in 1606-07, Rembrandt bought the house in 1639. The family lived on the ground floor, with Rembrandt’s studio and atelier on upper floors. In 1656, he lost the house and all its contents—including his art collection, furniture and curio cabinet—due to bankruptcy. Restorations were completed in 1911 and then in 1999.

rembrandt the painter
Rembrandt the Painter

“Man with Golden Helmut,” 1650

 “The Night Watch,” 1642, featuring Captain Frans Banning Cocq. An innovative dynamic, standing group portrait.

“Self-portrait,” 1661 


Designed by P.J.H. Cuypers in the Neo-Gothic style, the Rijksmuseum opened in1885. It is the largest museum in The Netherlands.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606 - 1669

“The Music Party,” 1626

“The Jewish Bride,” 1665

“Syndics of the Draper’s Guild,” 1662

“The Nightwatch,” 1642

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Jan Vermeer, 1632 - 1675

 “The Little Street,” 1658

 “The Kitchen Maid,” 1658

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Jan Steen, 1625 - 1679

 “The Artist’s Family,” 1663

 “The Lutenist (Self-portrait),” 1663

 “The Doctor and His Patient,” 1665

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Frans Hals, 1582 - 1666
  • “The Merry Drinker,” 1630
  • “Marriage Portrait of Isaac Massa en Beatrix van der Laen,” 1622

 “Portrait of Sara Wolphaerts van Deimen,” 1635

pieter claesz 1597 1660
Pieter Claesz, 1597 - 1660

 “Still Life with Fish,” 1624

  • “Vanitas Still Life with Spinario,” 1628

 “Still Life with Turkey Pie,” 1627

on to haarlem november 13
On to Haarlem November 13
  • Frans Hals Museum
  • Grote Kerk
  • Teylers Museum
frans hals museum
Frans Hals Museum

 Docent Nell guides us through museum “Portrait of Nicolaes Woutersz van der Meer,” 1631

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Frans Hals, 1582 - 1666

Portraits of the Civic Guards

 “Portrait of Cornelia Claesdr Vooght,” 1631

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Jan van Scorel, 1495 - 1562
  • “Group Portrait of the Pilgrims of the Knightly Brotherhood of the Holy Land in Haarlem,” 1528

 “The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan,” 1530

cornelis cornelisz van haarlem 1562 1638
Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, 1562 - 1638

 “A Monk and a Beguine,” 1591

 “The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis,” 1593

  • “The Massacre of the Innocents,” 1591

 “St. Luke Painting the Madonna,” 1532, by Maerten van Heemskerck

 “Still Life with Pie and Silver Jug,” 1658, by Willem Claesz Heda


 “Still Life with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese,” 1613, by Floris Claesz van Dijck

 “Interior of the Church of St. Bavo in Haarlem,” 1668, by Job Adriaensz Berckhyde

teyler s museum
Teyler’s Museum

Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, 1702 - 1778.

Wealthy Haarlem textile merchant, Teyler created the first museum in The Netherlands in 1778. The library holds over 400 rare and antique medical texts.


Docent Ada Wilhelmus displayed:

    • Vesalius, “De Humani Corporis Fabrica”
    • Cowper, “The Anatomy of Human Bodies”
    • Albinus, “Tabulae Musculorum Corporis Humani”
    • Jenty, “Human Structure Demonstrated”
    • Carswell, “Pathologic Anatomy”
    • Hunter, “Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravida”
    • Kilian, “Geburstshülfischer Atlas”
on to s gravenhage
On to ‘s Gravenhage

 The Binnenhof and Ridderzaal on the Hofvijver

mauritshuis museum
Mauritshuis Museum

Dutch Classical Baroque style mansion, built between 1633 - 1644 for Prince Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau Siegen and Governor General of Dutch Brazil. In 1822, it became the home for the Royal Cabinet of Paintings.

the anatomy lesson of dr nicolaes tulp 1632
“The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp,” 1632

One of Rembrandt’s first major commissions, and his first group portrait. The work commemorates appointment of Dr. Tulp as Praelector Anatomie of the Guild of Surgeons in Amsterdam. It is also an homage to Andreas Vesalius.

jan vermeer
Jan Vermeer

 “View of Delft,” 1660

 “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” 1666


“As the Old Sing, So Twitter the Young,” 1663, by Jan Steen

 “Goldfinch,” 1654, by Carel Fabritius

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Hans Holbien the Younger, 1497/8 - 1543

 “Family of Burgomaster Meyer Adoring the Virgin,” 1526, AKA the “Darmstadt Madonna”

 “Erasmus,” 1523


 Study for “Portrait of Lady Mary Guilford,” 1527

 “Anne of Cleves,” 1539, the “Mare of Flanders”

 “Portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales,” 1539

leiden november 13 16
Leiden November 13 - 16

 Hotel Doelen

pilgrim museum leiden day 3
Pilgrim Museum Leiden, Day 3

museum boerhaave
Museum Boerhaave

Herman Boerhaave, PhD, MD (1668 - 1738), was born in Leiden. He was one of the most influential physicians of the early 18th century. He advocated post-mortem examination, and was instrumental in reviving the Hippocratic concept of bedside teaching.



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Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique / Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België

 Bart Op de Beeck displays a few of the 50,000 items from the Reserve Precieuse


Vesalius, “Tabulae Anatomicae Sex”

Vesalius, “De Humani Corporis Fabrica”

d’Agoty, “Cours Complet D’Anatomie”

Reisch, “Margarita Philosophica”

Spagellius,“De Humani Corporis Fabrica”

Estienne, “De Dissectione Partium Corporis Humani Libri Tres”

Eustachii, “Tabulae Anatomicae”

de Ketham, “Fasiculus Medicinae”

d’Liuzzi, “Fasculous Medicinae”

Fallopio, “Observationes Anatomicae”

Vidio, “Chirugia”

groeninge museum
Groeninge Museum

 Madonna with Canon George van der Paele,” 1436, by Jan Van Eyck


“Still Life with Fowl,” by Frans Cuyck van Myerop

 “Portrait of a Bruges Family,” 1645, by Jacob van Oost the Elder

musee horta
Musee Horta

Guide Marc Marghem

royal museums of fine arts of belgium
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

 “Portrait of Porzia Imperiale and Her Daughter,” 1628, Anthony van Dyck

the brueghels
The Brueghels

 “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,” Pieter Brueghel the Elder

 “Battle of Carnival and Lent,” Pieter Brueghel the Younger

 “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” 1562, Pieter Brueghel the Elder


“The Numbering of Bethlehem,” 1566, Pieter Brueghel the Elder

 “Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Traps,” 1565, Pieter Brueghel the Elder

gerard david 1460 1523
Gerard David, 1460 - 1523

 “The Judgement of Cambyses,” 1498

jacob jordaens 1593 1678
Jacob Jordaens, 1593 - 1678

 “Allegory of Fertility,” 1623

 “The King Drinks,” 1638

pieter pauwel rubens 1577 1640
Pieter Pauwel Rubens, 1577 - 1640

 “Education of the Virgin,” 1626

 “Portrait of Helena Fourment,” 1630

 “The Martyrdom of St. Livinus,” 1633

gemeentemuseum den haag
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

“Mondrian: The Path to Abstraction”

piet mondrian 1872 1944
Piet Mondrian, 1872 - 1944

 “A Mill in Sealand,” 1908

  • “Victory Boogie Woogie,” 1944

 “Tableau II,” 1925

escher in het paleis
Escher in Het Paleis