"Representation of the Upper Extremities" by Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty (French, 1710-1781)
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Representation of the Upper Extremities, circa 1746, by French anatomist, painter, and printmaker Jacques-Fabien Gautier D' Agoty (1710-1781), mezzotint in color on laid paper, a medical illustration / anatomic study of shoulder, arms, and hands revealing bone structure and muscle / tendon make up, France, mid-18th century
26" H x 31.5" W x 1.5" D frame
18" H x 24" W image size
Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty was born in Marseille. He was a pupil of the painter and engraver Jacob Christoph Le Blon, with whom he became a rival for title of the invention of a method of a color-printing method based on etching and mezzotint engraving.
from Wikipedia biography online
D'Argoty was a member of the Dijon Academy of Sciences. He was known as both a philosopher and as a distinguished anatomist. He contributed widely to scientific journals, including some published in Britain. Over the years he published three large anatomical texts filled with his sumptuous illustrations.
By 1752, d'Argoty was well established in Paris and began to publishObservations sur L’Histoire Naturelle, an early French scientific journal, which was founded by he and later edited by his son, Jean-Baptiste. In 1754, he producedAnatomie General, illustrated by 18 plates in his usual sumptuous style and for which he did all but three of the dissections himself.
Six later medical works and two more on natural history appeared before he died in 1785.
from Jacques-Fabien Gautier D'Argoty - Exposition Anatomique des Organes des Sens, 1775
18 Sep 2015, Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons