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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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[Paris]

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1 print : engraving ; platemark 35.5 x 22 cm

Lettering

Anatomie. ; Benard fecit.

References 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. 88, pl. 23

Lettering note

Bears plate no. : III

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35281i

Reproduction note

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

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