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A skeleton, contemplating a skull: lateral view. Photolithograph, 1940, after a woodcut, 1543.
- Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564.
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Bern : Dr A. Wander, 1940.
1 print : photolithograph
Humani corporis ossium caeteris quas sustinent partibus liberorum, sua' que sede positorum ex latere delineatio. ...
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, pp. 86-87, pl. 22
H. Cushing, A bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, 2nd ed., Hamden, Conn. and London 1962, pp. 75-88, no. VI.A.-1
D. Rosand and M. Muraro, Titian and the Venetian Woodcut, exhibition catalogue, Washington 1976
Lettering on the plinth reads: "Vivitur ingenio, caetera mortis erunt", or: Genius lives on, all else is mortal
Wellcome Library no. 24298i
The original: is the second skeleton plate to the first book of the De humani corporis fabrica libri septem of Andreas Vesalius, published in Basel in 1543