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An écorché seen from the back. Red-chalk drawing, 17th century.

Cigoli, Ludovico Cardi da, 1559-1613.


Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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A study of Lodovico Cigoli's écorché model, known as La bella notomia, or Lo scorticato, a fuller view of which is seen in another drawing in the same group, Wellcome Library catalogue no. 38055i. The present drawing is similar to, but on a smaller scale than catalogue no. 37939. The original wax model was produced by Cigoli around 1600 in Florence, with casts made from it soon after in bronze and plaster. The figure met with great popularity in its own time and casts have continued to be produced subsequently

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An écorché seen from the back. Red-chalk drawing, 17th century. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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