Set of 2 Rare Antique Anatomy Prints-MUSCLE MAN-SKELETON-RHINOCEROS-Grignon-Albinus-Knapton-1747


A rare complete set of Albinus’ famous anatomical plates of a muscle man / skeleton with a rhino From the English edition.

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Subject: These two monumental anatomy plates show the bones and muscles of the front and back of a male figure, standing in front of a rhinoceros. Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plates in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at Amsterdam zoo in 1741 (Norman). These two plates are considered some of the finest anatomical plates ever made.

Source: This print originates from: “Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani”, London: 1747.

The paper is a wove type paper with accasional watermark of J. Whatman Turkey Mill, pointing to a later edition of the Knapton edition.

The image size is ca. 39.2 x 55.5 cm.

Storage Location: PCO-Expo


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