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Tabulae Sceleti e Musculorum by Albinus and Wande-laar

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Tabulae Sceleti e Musculorum Corporis Humani

(London, 1749). Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine

Bernhard Siegfried Albinus

Jan Wandelaar

Albinus intended his figures to exemplify ideal humanity and an ideal of anatomical illustration. The cadaver, carefully chosen for its close approximation to classical ideals of proportion, stands with guardian angel hovering behind against a painterly backdrop


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