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Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux - Skinned - Paris, around 1850
Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux - Skinned - Paris, around 1850 - Curiosities Style
Ref : 81721
18 000 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Papier mâché, iron internal structure
Dimensions :
H. 53.15 inch
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Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux - Skinned - Paris, around 1850

Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880)

Skinned
Human anatomical Model
Paris, around 1850
135 cm

In the 1820s Louis Auzoux, a French medical graduate made papier mâché dissectable anatomical models for teaching medicine and anatomy.
Auzoux improved upon the early papier-mâche techniques; he developed a secret mixture, wich allowed papier-mâché models to harden as a solid, supple, light and durable objets.
Auzoux model were designed to be taken to pieces and reassembled, which each part labelled, showing internal anatomy.
His models became famous at industrials shows during the second half of XIX century, such as the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, where they received praise.
Other anatomical models by Auzoux are exposed in different museum such as British Dental Association in London, Le Musée National d’histoire naturelle de Paris and Le Musée de l’écorché d’anatomie de Neubourg.

Bibliography:

- Grob, B.W.J., ‘The anatomical models of Louis Auzoux’, in ‘ A descriptive catalogue’, Colophon, Museum Boerhaave Communication 305, Leiden, Germany, 2004
- Christophe Degueurce, ‘Corps de papier :l’anatomie en papier mâché du docteur Auzoux’, Paris, edition de La Martinière, 2012
- Marion Gouriveau, « La fabrication des modèles anatomiques en papier-mâché du docteur Auzoux », dans Claude Laroque & Valérie Lee (dir.), papiers en volumes, traditions asiatiques et occidentales : Actes de la journée d'études du 4 novembre 2016, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, HiCSA, 2018
- Collectif, Prodiges de la nature : les créations du docteur Auzoux (1797-1880), Collections de l’Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles, Monuments historiques et objets d’art d’Occitanie, 2017

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