A human skeleton, seen from the back, resting the bones of its right forearm on a spade handle, after Vesalius. Etching by I. Basire, 1743.
- Basire, Isaac, 1704-1768.
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I. Basire sculp.
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1 print : etching ; 34.1 x 21.5 cm (trimmed)
J.B. de C.M. Saunders and Charles D. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, Cleveland and New York, p. 84, pl. 21
Wellcome Library no. 37032i
The pose of the skeleton is based on that of the first skeleton plate in Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica, Basel 1543. The Vesalian skeleton is seen from the front (see this catalogue 26157) whereas, for this plate, he is viewed as if seen from the back