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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, 1714-1789.
Date
1759
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26007i
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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. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Publication/Creation

Paris : [publisher not identified], 1759.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 46.4 x 27.4 cm

Edition

proof.

References note

Not found in: Marcel Roux and Edmond Pognon, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, Paris 1955, tome VIII (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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