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A human skeleton, leaning against a tomb: lateral view. Engraving by R. Benard, late 18th century, after A. Vesalius, 1543.

Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783.

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Lettering

Anatomie. ; Benard fecit.

Publication/Creation

[Paris]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 35.1 x 22 cm

Publications 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, p. 86-87, pl. 22

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35238i

Reproduction note

Reverses the original woodcut published as the second skeleton plate to Andreas Vesalius De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, published in Basel in 1543. In the original, the skeleton rested the bones of his outstretched arm on a skull, absent in this copy. The inscription on the tomb has been replaced by the relief of an urn and a swag

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  • French


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