Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Anatomy as Art" Auction at Christie's, October 5th

I received an email from a fellow named Jeremy Norman about this amazing looking auction to be held at Christie's in New York City. The auction is called Anatomy as Art: The Dean Edell Medical Collection, and Mr. Norman has written the annotations for the catalog. At the auction, to be held on October 5th, you can bid on works on paper by D'Agoty, Ruysch, and Fritz Kahn; you can even buy your own anatomical waxes (seemingly a more affordable option if you look at the predicted prices.)

Mr. Norman is also the man behind the site called History of Science where one can find out news related to all things history of science, purchase rare books and luxury reprints of rare books from the history of medicine, and peruse his encylopedic collection of links.

All images here are lots for sale in this auction and taken from the Christie's website. You can order a copy of the illustrated catalogue here.

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