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An écorché with a raised left arm seen from the back; studies of the muscles of the right and left thighs, seen from the front. Red-chalk drawing, 17th century, after L. Cigoli.

Cigoli, Ludovico Cardi da, 1559-1613.

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A study of Lodovico Cigoli's écorché model, known as La bella notomia, or Lo scorticato. 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. Details studies of the Cigoli's écorché, seen from the same viewpoint, are in the same group of drawings, Wellcome Library catalogue nos 37939i, 38014i, and 38019i

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An écorché with a raised left arm seen from the back; studies of the muscles of the right and left thighs, seen from the front. Red-chalk drawing, 17th century, after L. Cigoli. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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