Sale 19OD01 | Lot 161

Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux Male Anatomical Model on Stand with Wood Display Cabinet

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Lot 161
Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux Male Anatomical Model on Stand with Wood Display Cabinet
Dated Paris 1929
Signed L. J. Auxouz and inscribed Anatomie ... (indistinct), hand-painted papier mache and resin on cast iron stand, with wood display cabinet. Height overall on stand 71 1/2 inches, height of figure 64 inches.

Obscura Antiques & Oddities, New York
Dr. Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux as a medical student in Paris developed a papier mache method to build anatomical replicas for study. Capable of being disassembled to examine details of organs, Auzoux's models were laboriously annotated and delicately hand-painted. These models replicated dissection and were cheaper and more durable than the wax models that preceded them, making them the standard for medical research throughout the 19th Century. By 1928, the demand for Auzoux's models was so great that he opened a factory in the town of Saint Aubin d'Ecrosville. By the 1860s, Auzoux had expanded his practice to include animal and botanical models as well. This full-sized male model is a scarce signed and dated example on stand, including display cabinet.

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Cracquelure, flaking and losses to paint throughout. Damage to right foot. Wood case has minor surface wear.

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Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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