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The Anatomy of the Horseby George Stubbs
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George Stubbs (1724-1806), an English artist famous for his portraits of thoroughbred race horses and for other animal paintings, was also the author of the illustrations and text of The Anatomy of the Horse, one of the truly remarkable anatomical studies of its subject. First published in 1766, Stubbs' work was based on numerous dissections, a practice far from generally accepted in his century. Stubbs' horses, shown in this edition on 36 large plates, are memorable for their uncanny life-like quality, nobility, and extreme anatomical precision.
In this systematic study, Stubbs depicts the horse in three positions―side, front, and back. He first presents the skeleton alone in each of these three positions, then devotes to each position five studies of layers of muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, glands, and cartilages. Accompanying each of these eighteen etchings is a schematic etched outline with lettered parts that are keyed to the identifying text. The text is given both in Stubbs' original version and in a modernized version prepared in the Thirties by J. C. McCunn and C. W. Ottaway.
Unabridged, slightly altered republication of 1938 edition by G. Heywood Hill, Ltd., London.
This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce the artist's etchings. Based on Stubbs' own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction of 1766 edition.
Often considered the great masterpiece of animal anatomy. Full reproduction of 1766 edition. 36 plates.
In one of the most remarkable anatomical studies ever published, a famed English artist depicts the animal in three positions — side, front, and back — starting with the skeleton then offering five studies of muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, glands, and cartilages. Accompanying each of these eighteen etchings is a schematic outline with lettered parts keyed to identifying text.
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