A human skeleton, seen from the back, bent forward with his hands clasped to his skull, after Vesalius. Engraving by Benard, late 18th century, after a woodcut, 1543.
- Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783.
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Anatomie. ; Benard fecit.
1 print : engraving ; platemark 35.5 x 22 cm
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. 88, pl. 23
Wellcome Library no. 35281i
Reverses the original woodcut published as the third skeleton plate to Andreas Vesalius De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, published in Basel in 1543. Instead of the brief indication of vegetation in the original a more extensive landscape is seen, with a tomb in the distance visible on the left