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'Memento Mori' drawing
Ref : 70934
4 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Colnaghi, London, UK
Medium :
Dimensions :
l. 7.68 inch X H. 10.63 inch
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'Memento Mori' drawing

This drawing is from a European school, early 19th century. It shows two anatomical studies of a human skeleton. Pen and black ink, grey wash and pencil, on paper. They are two separate studies, cut out and affixed to a single mount. By the beginning of the 19th century anatomical studies had become increasingly important to the curriculum taught to young artists at the pre-eminent European art academies.

Compare also to William Edward Frost's annotated study executed in 1829, now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Londen.

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