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Title Page Depicting an Anatomical Demonstration with Vesalius at the Left of the Table at Center, Dissecting a Woman's Abdomen before a Crowd of Onlookers, from De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome

Artist:
John of Calcar (John Stephen Calcar) (Netherlandish, Calcar, Cleves 1499–1546/50 Naples (active Italy))
Author:
Andreas Vesalius (Flemish, Brussels 1514–1564 Zakynthos, Greece)
Printer:
Johann Oporinus (1536–1567)
Date:
ca. 1543
Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Mount: 18 7/8 in. × 14 1/4 in. (48 × 36.2 cm) Sheet: 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (35 × 24.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.95.2820
Not on view
Inscription: At upper left: Monogram of Johann Oporinus
At top center in cartouche: ANDREAE VBESALII / BRVXELLENSIS, SCHOLAE / medicorum Patauinæ professoris, suorum de / Humani corporis fabrica librorum / EPITOME.
At bottom center: CVM CAESAREAE / Maiest. Galliarum Regis, ac Senatus Venetigra / tia et priuilegio, ut in diplomatis eorundem continetur.

Marking: Printed text on verso of sheet
On verso of mount at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Nag. Mon. III.2631
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