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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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Part of a man’s head on a block, only the back is dissected; the face is intact. From George Viner Ellis, Illustrations of dissections in a series of original coloured plates, the size of life, representing the dissection of the human body... (London, 1867). Chromolithograph. Artist: George Henry Ford.

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Anatomia universale...

Florence, 1833. Overprinted and hand colored copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Paolo Mascagni
(1755-1815)
[anatomist]

Antonio Serantoni
(1780-1837)
[artist]

Mascagni’s great anatomical atlas was published only after his death. A lithographic 1826 edition claims Corsican anatomist Francesco Antommarchi (Napoleon’s personal physician, and Mascagni’s sometime collaborator) as sole author. But scholars recognized the searingly bright colors and stylized gratosquerie of the figures as the distinctive work of Mascagni.



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