A human skeleton, seen from the back, bent forward with his hands clasped to his skull, after Vesalius. Engraving by Benard, 1779, after a woodcut, 1543.
- Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783.
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Anatomie, le squelette vu par derrier. Benard direx.
[Geneva] : [Pellet], 
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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. 88, pl. 23
Wellcome Library no. 36168i
Reverses the original woodcut published as the third skeleton plate to Andreas Vesalius De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, published in Basel in 1543. Instead of the brief indication of vegetation in the original a more extensive landscape is seen, with a tomb in the distance visible on the left