Anatomical model of a horse, c. 1850-1880.

Anatomical model of a horse, c 1850-1880.

This beautiful half-scale anatomical model of a horse is the work of Louis Thomas Jerôme Auzoux (1797-1880), a French physician who popularised the use of papier-mâché teaching models in the 19th century. He produced his first model in 1822 and five years later he opened a factory that manufactured human, veterinary and botanical models. These were sold throughout the world and Auzoux became a household name.

In time, his models were superseded by those made of plaster or plastic, but his reputation remains and examples of his work are highly sought after.

Currently on display in:
Veterinary History
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