Bronze male anatomical figure on a marble stand, 1750-1800.

 
Bronze male anatomical figure on a marble stand, 1750-1800.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

This is an ecorche, a sculpture designed to show the muscles of the body without skin. It illustrates the male anatomy and is English, following the design of Spang. A similar figure is shown being held by the anatomist William Hunter (1718-1783) in a portrait from 1769. Dimensions: height 275mm; base 35 x 116 x 93mm.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10322943

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