Sunday, January 31, 2010

Anatomy from the 1889 Encyclopedia Britannica

  
Ten engravings of anatomy from the 1889 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica are for sale on Ebay by seller boomaps Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.

 

The skeletons are derived from Albinus' engravings. Compare them to these two images from The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body and Lessons on Foreshortening


 
The first image is from Bernhard Siegfried Albinus' Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani, the second is Johann Gottfried Schadow's engraving of bones for art students, after Albinus's work.

Albinus on AnatomyAlbinus on Anatomy

The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body: and Lessons on ForeshorteningThe Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body: and Lessons on Foreshortening

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