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A woman personifying anatomy looks searchingly into the light emanating from a corpse, but she is mortally threatened by the scythe of Time; representing anatomy's struggle with decay. Engraving by N-G. Dupuis, 1759, after J-B-M. Pierre.

Pierre, Jean-Baptiste-Marie, 1713-1789.
Date
1759

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Credit: A woman personifying anatomy looks searchingly into the light emanating from a corpse, but she is mortally threatened by the scythe of Time; representing anatomy's struggle with decay. Engraving by N-G. Dupuis, 1759, after J-B-M. Pierre. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Publication/Creation

Paris : [publisher not identified], 1759.

Edition

proof.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 46.4 x 27.4 cm

Publications note

Not found in: Marcel Roux et al., Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, Paris 1951, tome VII (inventory of prints by N.-G. Dupuis)

G. Wolf-Heidegger & A.M. Cetto, Die anatomische Sektion in bildlicher Darstellung, Basel, 1967, no. 231

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26007i

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  • French


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