Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Govard Bidloo (1649-1713)

Continuing our look at anatomical illustration in Special Collections this week, we are treated to realistic representations of the human form in Anatomia hvmani corporis (Amstelodami : Viduæ Joannis à Someren, 1685). Illustrated by the Dutch painter Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711), the tome’s trademarks of still-life painting represented the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers.
Plate 92

The Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections spotlight exhibition can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building. Please contact staff at
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

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