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Early Australian + European Art - 2
Bernard Albinus (German 1697-1770)
Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body, 1749
These artworks are rare original engraved plates from Bernard Siegfried Albinus’s (1697–1770) Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body, printed in London by H. Woodfall, for John and Paul Knapton in 1749.
Bernard Albinus was a native of Frankfurt, Germany, where he became Professor of Anatomy at the University of Leiden at the early age of 24. He studied the human body and in collaboration with the artist Jan Wandelaar (1647–1759) made the renown anatomical drawings from human specimens which were to create his place in medical history. They devised a method for the transfer of the accurate and proportional images of anatomy to drawings by using two nets, or grids, of small chords. The number of plates in the book totalled fifty, taking Albinus and artist-engraver Jan Wandelaar over eight years to complete. Their efforts have without doubt produced some of the most precise drawings of the human body ever published, and arguably some of the most beautiful plates in the history of engraving.
These copper-plate engravings came from a set of plates collected by Dr John Thomson M.D., in Naples, Italy, in 1853 and presented to his brother J. W. Thomson of Melbourne, Australia.
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A lovely naïve drawing of The Dancing Lesson by R.T. Ross, A.R.S.A.
Inscribed and dated 1866
13 x 14 cm
Price: $280 Incl. GST
Poultry and Pigeons in a yard.
Signed and dated 192
Oil on Board, unframed.
30 cm x 24 cm.
Thomas Worlidge (English 1700 - 1766)
A group of 18th Century Engravings of Gems from various nobleman's collections. England 1768
29 x 32 cm (framed)
Price: $280 each Incl. GST
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