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Muscles of the legs and feet: an écorché figure, shown from behind, kneels to reveal the sole of the left foot. Colour mezzotint by J. F. Gautier d'Agoty after himself, 1759.

Gautier Dagoty, 1717-1785.
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[1759]

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Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty, published a series of anatomy plates using a colour mezzotint process which had first been developed by Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1667-1741), in whose workshop Gautier d'Agoty had served as an assistant. In 1737, Le Blon obtained a copyright to publish a complete colour anatomy atlas, which never appeared. To Le Blon's process, which used the three colours of red, yellow and blue, Gautier d'Agoty added black and claimed the process to be his own invention.

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Suplement ... par Mr. Gautier

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[Paris] : [Gautier], [1759]

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1 print : mezzotint, printed in colours ; platemark 60.8 x 46.4 cm

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Muscles of the legs and feet: an écorché figure, shown from behind, kneels to reveal the sole of the left foot. Colour mezzotint by J. F. Gautier d'Agoty after himself, 1759. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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