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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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An anatomical Christ on the cross, displayed to show musculature. From Jacques Gamelin, Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie (Toulouse, 1779). Etching.

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Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie

Toulouse, 1779. Etching. National Library of Medicine.

Jacques Gamelin

Anatomical studies, originally used in the composition of religious and historical paintings, became a genre in their own right.

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