Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body

Illustrated by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (Dutch, 1697–1770), Illustrated by Nicholas Blakey (Irish, active 1749–1758), Engraved by Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin II (French, born in 1698, worked in England from 1733), Engraved by Charles Grignion (English, 1717–1810), Engraved by Louis-Philippe Boitard I (French, worked in England, active 1734–1763), Engraved by Simon François Ravenet, l'aîné (French, 1706–1774), Copied after Jan Wandelaar (Dutch, 1690–1759), Publisher John and Paul Knapton

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Russell 6; Waller 338; Wellcome p. 26; see Choulant-Frank, pp. 276-83


Overall: 64 x 46.3 x 3.5 cm (25 3/16 x 18 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 40 [of 41] engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: H. Woodfall for John and Paul Knapton, 1749) Large folio; 45 [of 46] leaves, plus 39 [of 40] plates; modern half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards

Anatomical illustrations of the human skeleton and musculature; decorative title vignette

London: H. Woodfall, for John and Paul Knapton, 1749


Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, June 9, 1982.

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte Z. and Arthur E. Vershbow