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A human skeleton, leaning against a tomb, after Vesalius: lateral view. Engraving by Benard, 1779, after a woodcut, 1543.

Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783.
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[1779]

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view A human skeleton, leaning against a tomb, after Vesalius: lateral view. Engraving by Benard, 1779, after a woodcut, 1543.
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Lettering

Anatomie, le squelette vû de côté ; Bernard direx.

Publication/Creation

[Geneva] : [Pellet], [1779]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 22.5 x 17.5 cm (trimmed)

Publications note

J.B. de C.M. Saunders and C.D. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, Cleveland and New York 1950, p. 86-87, pl. 22

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36166i

Reproduction note

Reverses the original woodcut published as the second skeleton plate to Andreas Vesalius De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, published in Basel in 1543. In the original, the skeleton rested the bones of his outstretched arm on a skull, absent in this copy. The inscription on the tomb has been replaced by the relief of an urn and a swag

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