Bronze male anatomical figure on a marble stand, 1750-1800.

Image number: 10322943

Bronze male anatomical figure on a marble stand, 1750-1800.

This is an ecorche, a sculpture designed to show the muscles of the body without skin. It illustrates the male anatomy and is English, following the design of Spang. A similar figure is shown being held by the anatomist William Hunter (1718-1783) in a portrait from 1769. Dimensions: height 275mm; base 35 x 116 x 93mm.

Image number:
10322943
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
30 October 2003 05:17
Image rights:
Science Museum