Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"The Anatomy Lesson: Professor Cupid and his Young Pupils," 1918


I have no information on this intriguing and slightly troubling image. I found it on the wonderful Mary Evans Picture Library website, with a caption that merely reads "'The Anatomy Lesson': Professor Cupid and his Young Pupils," 1918."

If anyone has any information about this image, please let me know here.

6 comments:

Luciana Christante said...

Lovely! :-)

m* said...

strange how the professor almost looks like a young harry potter depiction.

moneduloides said...

I thought I had seen this image somewhere before...

http://www.anat.sunysb.edu/

The anatomical sciences department @ Stony Brook has it on the front page with each of the prof's heads photoshopped in, lol.

Antler said...

No no no no - different image same idea!

Antler said...

lol I think it is the Peter Pan and wendy version! It's fabulous and just the kind of thing I love.

JE said...

They all spring from this same source image: Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp."

http://www.pitt.edu/~zmli/handlab/

I had no idea it was such a trope, and have never seen a parody of it so odd and pervy as the one I posted...