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[Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.] [Pair.]
[Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.] [Pair.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] G. Scotin sculp. [&] S.F. Ravanet sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini. 1747 [&] 1748.
Pair of engravings. 570 x 400mm (22½ x 16") each. Framed.
A pair of engravings from the English edition of 'Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani', by German born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770). Plate 1a depicts a full length frontal view of a flayed body, in a landscape. Its left arm is extended, illustrating the muscular form of the body. Carved into a rock behind is 'Bern Siegf Albini Tabulae Anatomicae Musculorum Hominis'. Plate 5 shows the reverse of Plate 1a, a full length posterior view of a flayed body with its left arm is extended, displaying the muscular structure of the human form.
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Death in a Frolic or the Misers exit.
Death in a Frolic or the Misers exit.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No.53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 21 Aug.t 1778.
Mezzotint with large margins, very scarce. Plate 355 x 254mm (14 x 10"). Crinkling and creasing. Tatty.
Death, as a skeleton with a violin, fiddling before a bearded old man seated at a desk covered with coins and documents, spectacles in one hand and one gouty foot on a stool in front of him; in the background, to right, seen through a door, Death visiting a younger gentleman wearing a plumed hat. A mezzotint by Bernard Lens II, in reverse direction, may have been the source for this. First state [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database].
BM: 2010.7081.942
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St. Dunstan and the Devil.
St. Dunstan and the Devil. St Dunstan (as the Story goes) / Once pull'd the Devil by the Nose. / With red hot Tongs which made him roar, / That he was heard three Miles and more.
[Anon., c1740]
Engraving, sheet 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet; small view of St Dunstans after Paul Sandby verso.
St Dunstan (d.988), archbishop of Canterbury, holding the devil with his tongs, as claimed by an 11th century legend.
[Ref: 37645]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hammersmith Ghost.
The Hammersmith Ghost.
Pub.d by R.S. Kirby, London Houe Yard & I. Scott, 447 Strand, Feb. 1 1804.
Engraving. 200 x 110mm, 8 x 4½".
In 1803 the 'Hammersmith Ghost', apparently the spirit of a man who had committed suicide by cutting his own throat, was terrorising the area and one of his victims, a woman taking a shortcut through a graveyard, died of shock. In the ensuing furore a dust-covered bricklayer was shot dead by a customs officer (who was sentenced to death but was reprieved), before the real 'ghost' was captured. It was a man trying to frighten people in retaliation for someone having scared his children by telling them ghost stories.
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Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, Are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize:
Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, Are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize: the master there displays his art, sagely discants on every part, and that with ears & eyes and nose, we hear, and see, and smell, he shows.
[Drawn by Egbert van Heemskerck.]
[n.d,. engraved c.1730, but printed c.1800.)
Copper engraving. 290 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Large margins. Paper brittle, backed on thin tissue.
A satire about a dissection, with the characters with animal heads. Painted by Egbert van Heemskerck II (c.1674 - 1744.)
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[Human skeleton from the front and back.]
[Human skeleton from the front and back.] Plate VI [&] PlateVII.
[C. Le Brun.]
[British, n.d., c.1730.]
Pair of engravings on laid paper, each c.285 x 215mm, 11¼ x 8½". Vertical crease, diagonal crease through upper right corners.
Two different perspectives of the same skeleton, posed with arms away from the torso. From a folio of anatomical studies after French painter Charles Le Brun (1619 - 1690).
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