Lot 1141
Four Copperplate Engravings from Anatomy Improv'd
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
18th century, from the London translation of Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno, including: Plate 44 - "The Same Laocoon in a Side View;" Plate 45 - "A Third View of the Laocoon, Seen from Behind;" Plate 52 - "An Anatomical Model Expressing the Proportions of the Statue of Faunus in the Villa Borghese. A Front View;" and Plate 54 - "The Same Anataomical Model, View'd from Behind" (Faunus)." Each matted and framed.

Frame dimensions 20 x 14 in.

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

These engravings were created by Charles Errard after anatomical renderings by the Italian scholar and surgeon Bernardino Genga (1620-1690). Both men were involved with the Academie de France in Rome; Errard as the first director, and Genga as an anatomy instructor to the artists.

Soft cockling and light foxing to each sheet; not examined out of the frames.