A skeleton, seen from the back, bent forward with his hands clasped to his head. Woodcut, 1543.

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Printed on the recto of catalogue no. 26157


[Augsburg] : [Andreas Maschenbaur], [1706]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut


[Printed in 1706].

References note

H. Cushing, A bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, 2nd ed., London 1962, no. VI.A.-12
J. B. de C. M. Saunders and C. D. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, Cleveland and New York 1950, p. 84, pl. 21
G. Vasari, Le vite de' più eccellenti pittori scultori ed architettori, Florence 1568, ed. G. Milanesi, 8 vols, FLorence 1878-1885, repr. Florence 1906 and 1981: v, p. 435; vii, p. 461; vii, p. 582


Wellcome Collection 26158i

Creator/production credits

The woodcut plates published by Maschenbaur in 1706 are described on the title page as by Titian. The attribution of the Vesalian plates to Titian was one that first developed in the seventeenth century but today they are generally accepted as the work of his student, the Fleming Jan Stephan van Calkar, who is named as the artist responsible in early sources such as Giorgio Vasari's Vite of 1568

Reproduction note

Originally published in Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica (Basel 1543)



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