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Interior Muscles of the Face and Neck
Plate 2 from the book Myologie complète en couleur et grandeur naturelle (Complete Scientific Study of Muscles in Color and Life-Size) by Joseph Guichard Duverney

Jacques-Fabien Gautier-Dagoty, French, 1710 - 1781. Printed Chez le Sieur Gautier, Paris.

Made in Paris, France, Europe


Color mezzotint with engraving

Plate: 15 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches (39.7 x 32.1 cm)

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1968

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Jacques-Fabien Gautier Dagoty's mezzotints were the first anatomical illustrations in France to be printed in full color. Gautier Dagoty based his prints on firsthand study of the dissections carried out by Joseph-Guichard Duverney, a highly respected surgeon who furnished the text for each plate. A contemporary advertisement for these medical illustrations promoted them as an "absolute necessity for surgeons, painters, sculptors, and, in a word, for all those dedicated to the study of the human body."