History of Medicine
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Rome, 1741. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
Pietro Berrettini da Cortona
A skeleton dances a lively step; in the background an arrangement of bones float in the air. Berrettini’s exuberant flourishes take their cue from the theatricalism of baroque drama and court entertainments.
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