Stuttgart: E. Swiss Bartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1906 - 1923.
General Swiss Society for the whole science on Flickr.
Publication info Neuchatel [Switzerland] :Schweizerische Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften,1837-1906
American Museum of Natural History Library
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Charles Le Brun: The Relationship between a Human Head and an owl’s head, lion’s head, eagle’s head (c. 1670)
Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) , First Painter to the King Louis XIV, was the founder of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, and the foremost proponent of French classicism. On 28 March 1671, addressing the Royal Academy, he formally presented his treatise:
"all of the various demonstrations that he has drawn, whether heads of animals or heads of men, making note of the signs that mark their natural inclination." (Procès-verbaux de l’Academie I : 358-359)
While the set of drawings is still conserved in the Louvre, the original text has been lost: we have but a rough synthesis by Nivelon, posthumous digests by Henri Testelin and E. Picart, and the dissertation by Morel d’Arleux accompanying the 1806 edition of the engravings.
Fungi illustration by Beatrix Potter
Bones of the spine, ribs and pelvis
From Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata non solo su gl’ossi, e muscoli del corpo humano by Bernardino Genga