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Victor Frankenstein observing the first stirrings of his creature. Engraving by W. Chevalier after Th. von Holst, 1831.

Von Holst, Theodor, 1810-1844.
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1831

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Mary Shelley described in her novel Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus, how Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student at the University of Ingolstadt, Bavaria, created a living being. The creature lies on the floor, its legs astride a skeleton. In the left foreground, an open book. In the background, electrical and chemical apparatus, and a bookcase on top of which are skulls. An astrological chart is stuck up on a wall. Frankenstein leaves hastily through a door on the right

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London : H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831.

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1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 9.3 x 7.1 cm

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Frankenstein. "By the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull, yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs. ... I rushed out of the room.". Page 43. T. Holst del. W. Chevalier sculp.

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Victor Frankenstein observing the first stirrings of his creature. Engraving by W. Chevalier after Th. von Holst, 1831. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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