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Crisostomo Martinez: "Lamina XVII", engraving, Paris, 1685.
Martinez was both anatomist and artist. He studied anatomy in Valencia but made this and other plates in Paris, a city he unfortunately had to leave in 1690, accused of espionage. This engraving appears twenty years after Newton's discovery of gravity. These remarkable figures with transparent flesh display a life of leasure, playing with a plumb line as well as an apple. Shown here is the upper half of the engraving (the lower half shows samples of loose bones exhibited as in a museum).
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