RARE! c. 1739 CHILD SKELETON engraving - original antique anatomy print - large skeleton print - halloween decor - by William Cowper

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Item details

Vintage from the 18th century

Materials

antique engraving from 1739, rare antique print

Dimensions

Height: 21 Inches; Width: 14.25 Inches

*** this print has some staining & wrinkling - please look at photos carefully ***

TITLE : SKELETON OF A CHILD

DESCRIPTION : a gorgeous and extremely rare antique anatomy engraving from 'Anatomia Corporum Humanorum' by William Cowper - an English surgeon and anatomist.
*see below for more on Cowper and the drama surrounding his publication of this series.

DATE : 1884

TECHNIQUE : Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper

MEASUREMENT : full sheet is approx. 14.25 x 21" - skeleton on pedestal measures 14.5" tall

FRAME : 1/2" wide molding - a solid wood frame with a black satin finish - finished on the reverse & ready to display

AUTHENTICITY : all prints are guaranteed to be a original
ANTIQUE - over 100 years old
VINTAGE - over 50 years old

DOCUMENT of AUTHENTICITY : a copy of the title page with date, publisher and printer's information will be included with the print

CONDITION : this ia a previously owned framed print - it will have a used 'patina' to it - but still in excellent 'near new' condition

SHIPPING :*** framed prints ship only within the USA ***
framed prints arrive in a new packaging ready to keep or for gifting - a hand written description is placed on the backing- shipped in a recycled box with plenty of additional reinforcement/ cushioning - shipping charges include insurance

RETURNS : returns are accepted - please notify me within 7 days of receipt if you choose to return the item - you will be refunded 100% on my receipt of the UNDAMAGED item
***one caveat *** if the item is damaged by the buyer it is not returnable - items must be returned in the same condition as received

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more on Cowper -
In 1698, he published The Anatomy of the Humane Bodies, which gained him great fame and notoriety, and over the next eleven years he published a number of tracts on topics ranging from surgery and pathology to physiology and anatomy.
Some have called Cowper's Anatomy of the Humane Bodies one of the greatest acts of plagiarism in all of medical publishing. In 1685, Govard Bidloo published his Anatomia Humani Corporis in Amsterdam using 105 beautiful plates drawn by Gérard de Lairesse and engraved by Abraham Blooteling . A Dutch version was later printed in 1690, entitled Ontleding des Menschelyken Lichaams, but when sales went poorly, Bidloo's publishers sold 300 copies of the unbound plates to William Cowper (or his publishers).
Cowper proceeded to write a new English text to accompany the plates, many of them showing a great deal of original research and fresh new insights.
The book was then published under Cowper's name with no mention of Bidloo or Lairesse, with the original engraved, allegorical title page amended with an irregular piece of paper lettered: "The anatomy of the humane bodies ...," which fits over the Dutch title.
A number of vitriolic exchanges took place between Bidloo and Cowper, including several pamphlets published in each anatomist's defence. Cowper claimed, without much evidence presented, that the plates were not Bidloo's at all, but that they were commissioned by Jan Swammerdam and that after his death Swammerdam's widow had sold them to Bidloo. Whatever the truth may be, it is undeniable that Cowper was a great anatomist and surgeon in his own right – and that he clearly did not give Govard Bidloo proper credit for his involvement in this work.
*** this print has some staining & wrinkling - please look at photos carefully ***

TITLE : SKELETON OF A CHILD

DESCRIPTION : a gorgeous and extremely rare antique anatomy engraving from 'Anatomia Corporum Humanorum' by William Cowper - an English surgeon and anatomist.
*see below for more on Cowper and the drama surrounding his publication of this series.

DATE : 1884

TECHNIQUE : Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper

MEASUREMENT : full sheet is approx. 14.25 x 21" - skeleton on pedestal measures 14.5" tall

FRAME : 1/2" wide molding - a solid wood frame with a black satin finish - finished on the reverse & ready to display

AUTHENTICITY : all prints are guaranteed to be a original
ANTIQUE - over 100 years old
VINTAGE - over 50 years old

DOCUMENT of AUTHENTICITY : a copy of the title page with date, publisher and printer's information will be included with the print

CONDITION : this ia a previously owned framed print - it will have a used 'patina' to it - but still in excellent 'near new' condition

SHIPPING :*** framed prints ship only within the USA ***
framed prints arrive in a new packaging ready to keep or for gifting - a hand written description is placed on the backing- shipped in a recycled box with plenty of additional reinforcement/ cushioning - shipping charges include insurance

RETURNS : returns are accepted - please notify me within 7 days of receipt if you choose to return the item - you will be refunded 100% on my receipt of the UNDAMAGED item
***one caveat *** if the item is damaged by the buyer it is not returnable - items must be returned in the same condition as received

SOCIAL MEDIA :
like on facebook - www.facebook.com/antiqueprintstore
look on pinterest - www.pinterest.com/antiqueprint
follow on instagram - www.instagram.com/antiqueprintstore
listen on twitter - www.twitter.com/marckle

:: THANKS FOR LOOKING ::

PLEASE HANDLE FRAMES & PRINTS CAREFULLY!

more on Cowper -
In 1698, he published The Anatomy of the Humane Bodies, which gained him great fame and notoriety, and over the next eleven years he published a number of tracts on topics ranging from surgery and pathology to physiology and anatomy.
Some have called Cowper's Anatomy of the Humane Bodies one of the greatest acts of plagiarism in all of medical publishing. In 1685, Govard Bidloo published his Anatomia Humani Corporis in Amsterdam using 105 beautiful plates drawn by Gérard de Lairesse and engraved by Abraham Blooteling . A Dutch version was later printed in 1690, entitled Ontleding des Menschelyken Lichaams, but when sales went poorly, Bidloo's publishers sold 300 copies of the unbound plates to William Cowper (or his publishers).
Cowper proceeded to write a new English text to accompany the plates, many of them showing a great deal of original research and fresh new insights.
The book was then published under Cowper's name with no mention of Bidloo or Lairesse, with the original engraved, allegorical title page amended with an irregular piece of paper lettered: "The anatomy of the humane bodies ...," which fits over the Dutch title.
A number of vitriolic exchanges took place between Bidloo and Cowper, including several pamphlets published in each anatomist's defence. Cowper claimed, without much evidence presented, that the plates were not Bidloo's at all, but that they were commissioned by Jan Swammerdam and that after his death Swammerdam's widow had sold them to Bidloo. Whatever the truth may be, it is undeniable that Cowper was a great anatomist and surgeon in his own right – and that he clearly did not give Govard Bidloo proper credit for his involvement in this work.

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