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Dissection of a foetus and the womb of the mother, shortly after birth. Colour mezzotint by J. F. Gautier d'Agoty after himself, 1754.

Gautier Dagoty, 1717-1785.
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[1754]

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Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty, published a series of anatomy plates using a colour mezzotint process which had first been developed by Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1667-1741), in whose workshop Gautier d'Agoty had served as an assistant. In 1737, Le Blon obtained a copyright to publish a complete colour anatomy atlas, which never appeared. To Le Blon's process, which used the three colours of red, yellow and blue, Gautier d'Agoty added black and claimed the process to be his own invention. Plates in the Anatomie générale were executed by D'Agoty after both his own dissections (as in this case) and after those by J.C. Mertrud

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[Paris] : [Gautier], [1754]

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1 print : mezzotint, printed in colours ; platemark 51 x 37 cm

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D. P. et G. par M. Gautier

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Dissection of a foetus and the womb of the mother, shortly after birth. Colour mezzotint by J. F. Gautier d'Agoty after himself, 1754. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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