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A skeleton, contemplating a skull: lateral view. Photolithograph, 1940, after a woodcut, 1543.

  • Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564.
Date
1940
Reference
24298i
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Publication/Creation

Bern : Dr A. Wander, 1940.

Physical description

1 print : photolithograph

Lettering

Humani corporis ossium caeteris quas sustinent partibus liberorum, sua' que sede positorum ex latere delineatio. ...

References note

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 note

Lettering on the plinth reads: "Vivitur ingenio, caetera mortis erunt", or: Genius lives on, all else is mortal

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24298i

Reproduction note

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

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