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Two Ecorchés, Facing Right

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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This drawing and cat. No. 26553i are both by the same sixteenth-century Italian hand, perhaps from the circle of Bartolomeo Passarotti. Each figure is seen from a slightly different view as if drawn while turning in space. The half-bent legs suggest that these figures were ultimately made after suspended corpses. Only the right half of the figure on the left of this sheet and that of the figure on the right of cat. No. 26553i has been drawn, a method of presentation frequently seen in early anatomical drawings.

Wellcome Collection



16th C


pen & brown ink on paper (?)


H 42.9 x W 27.9 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by the Wellcome Library, 1982

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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