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
1 drawing : red chalk
Lawrence Price Amerson, Jr. The problem of the écorché: a catalogue raisonné of models and statuettes from the sixteenth century and later periods, Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 1975, nos 6-12, pp. 153-181
Volker Krahn, ed. Von allen Seiten schön: Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock, exhibition catalogue, Skulpturensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin; Preui̊cher Kulturbesitz im Alten Museum, Berlin 1995, no. 124
Zofia Ameisenowa, The problem of the écorché and the three anatomical models in the Jagiellonian Library, tr. Andrzej Potocki, Wrocław 1963, p. 55, fig. 34
Roberto Paolo Ciardi and Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, eds, Immagini anatomiche e naturalistiche nei disegni degli Uffizi: secc. XVI e XVII, exhibition catalogue, Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi, lx, Florence 1984, no. 41, figs 38-39
Wellcome Library no. 38055i
By an Italian hand