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This chalk drawing by J. H. Hasselhorst relates closely to an oil painting of the same subject in the Historisches Museum in Frankfurt and is probably a study for it. Small differences between the drawing and the painting are found, for example, in the shape of the chair back and in the stack of books on which the Frankfurt anatomist and anthropologist Johann Christian Gustave Lucae leans, next to the head of the cadaver.
black chalk on paper
H 33.6 x W 41.6 cm
presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome
Drawing & watercolour