Bronze male anatomical figure on a marble stand, 1750-1800.

Made:
1750-1800 in England
Bronze male anatomical figure on a marble stand, 1750-1800. (anatomy; figures)

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Anatomical figure, écorché, male, bronze, on marble stand, after Spang, English, 1750-1800

This is an ecorche, a sculpture designed to show the muscles of the body without skin. It illustrates the male anatomy and is English, following the design of Spang. A similar figure is shown being held by William Hunter (1718-1783) in a portrait from 1769.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
1981-1911
Materials:
marble (limestone) and bronze (copper, tin alloy)
Measurements:
overall (figure and stand): 278 mm x 95 mm x 115 mm, 2.1445 kg
type:
anatomy and figures
credit:
Christie (King St.)

Parts

Bronze male anatomical figure, 1750-1800

Bronze male anatomical figure, 1750-1800

Anatomical figure, écorché, male, bronze, after Spang, English, 1750-1800


This is an ecorche, a sculpture designed to show the muscles of the body without skin. It illustrates the male anatomy and is English, following the design of Spang. A similar figure is shown being held by William Hunter (1718-1783) in a portrait from 1769.

Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy)
Object Number:
1981-1911/1
type:
figure
Stand for Bronze male anatomical figure, 1750-1800

Stand for Bronze male anatomical figure, 1750-1800

Marble stand for anatomical figure, écorché, male, bronze, after Spang, English, 1750-1800

Materials:
marble (limestone)
Object Number:
1981-1911/2
type:
stand