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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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A flirtatious woman peeks over her shoulder while showing some dissected muscles. Cropped from John Browne, A compleat treatise of the muscles, as they appear in the humane body, and arise in dissection... (London, 1681). Copperplate engraving.

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A compleat treatise of the muscles, as they appear in the humane body, and arise in dissection...

London, 1681. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

John Browne
(1642-ca. 1702)
[anatomist]

Browne’s figures dance and posture with theatrical gestures. Here a seductive coquette flirtatiously displays her musculature.



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