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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 pregnant woman looks over her shoulder at the viewer. Her skin is stripped off and her fetus is visible. From Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty, Anatomie des parties de la génération de l’homme et de la femme (Paris, 1773). Colored mezzotint.

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Anatomie des parties de la génértion de l’homme et de la femme

Paris, 1773. Colored mezzotint. National Library of Medicine

Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty
(1717-1785)
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Gautier D’Agoty’s colored mezzotints have a painterly quality. This pregnant woman calmly looks back at the viewer, a characteristic pose of 18th-century French portraiture.



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