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Of The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp by Rembrandt, used to illustrate your article "When good taste is a straitjacket" (1 September), Professor Frederic Wood Jones writes: "The casual way some artists regard hands and feet finds its expression in the work not only of lesser ones ... Nicholas Tulp is displaying the superficial flexor muscles of the fingers arising from the radial epicondyle of the humerus... Rembrandt must have drawn the details from a right arm, and then transferred them to the left."

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