Catalog Archive
Auction 101, Lot 517

"[Table 20]", Lairesse, Gerard de

Subject: Anatomy

Period: 1698 (published)

Publication: The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Color: Black & White

12 x 19 inches
30.5 x 48.3 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

Large copperplate engraving originally appearing in Bidloo's superb atlas, one of the most striking and innovative anatomical atlases ever published. Bidloo's Anatomia with its innovative engravings by Lairesse was among the first to portray human anatomy in a naturalistic manner from actual dissections. This plate features the dissected torso of a cadaver. Such realistic detail was not seen again in anatomical illustration until the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is from the second edition issued in English by Thomas Cowper from the plates he purchased from Bidloo.


Condition: B

Couple light spots at top and some marginal spots, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/4/2002