Right Thigh, Leg, and Foot (Anatomical Cast)Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
1880 (cast 1930)
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
1944-35-2Gift of R. Sturgis and Marion B. F. Ingersoll, 1944
LabelAs a teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Eakins insisted on intensive study of anatomy and oversaw dissections to accompany lectures on artistic anatomy delivered by Dr. W. W. Keen. Because cadavers were perishable, Eakins and his students also made casts of the dissected body parts to be used as reference tools in the classrooms and studios.
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