Vive le tableau vivant! For more about these images, see our post on the Smithsonian Collections Blog today.
Top: American Artists’ Club of Munich members in a tableau vivant of Rembrandt’s Anatomy lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1878 or 1879 / unidentified photographer. Otto Bacher papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Bottom: the original painting, which is housed at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
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