An anatomical “still life” display created by Frederik Ruysch, featuring foetal skeletons humorously arranged on a bed of bladder-, kidney- and gall-stones, from the midst of which rise ‘trees’ of dried blood vessels filled with a red wax-like substance.
See more of these remarkable creations in our latest essay exploring the Dutch anatomist’s work - http://bit.ly/1ncRlEV
Le Grand Monarque Exed by Public Spirit. William Dent, 1789.
The Connoisseur - Henry Herbert la Thangue
Lucas van Leyden - Saint Jerome. 1521
"Blossoming Plum Tree", by artist Shiseki Renju (Japan, 1842-1914)
Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper
Gift of Yvonne Lenart in memory of Eileen F. Singer (M.2004.235). LACMA
Detail of the crowning elements of the pavilions on the Esplanade des Invalides during the Exposition Universelle of 1900, Paris