Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Handbook of Animal Anatomy

lion head anatomy views

lion - anterior anatomical view

lion - lateral skeleton

cow head views

cow - anatomical view - muscles

cow - dorsal skeletal views

dog - anatomical views of head

dog - 2 anterior views (anatomy)

dog - lateral skeletal view

goat and deer head anatomy

goat crainial anatomy

goat - lateral skeleton view

horse - anatomical views of head

equine anatomy hooves

horse - posterior anatomical views

[click for greatly enlarged versions]

These images come from "the classic works of the German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich. The texts, from which these illustrations were derived, are works published in 1898 and 1911 through 1925, all entitled 'Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler' which can be translated as Handbook (or Atlas) of Animal Anatomy for Artists" and are online at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection. There are about eighty images in total relating to the lion, goat, horse, deer, dog and cow.

About half of the above images had physical hole-punch watermarks which I removed - and the set has been uploaded to wikimedia.


Li-An said...

Awesome. I've got several books about how to draw horses and these pictures are better than a lot of anatomy studies I saw.

Megan E. Foldenauer said...

Go medical & scientific illustrators! Thanks for posting these beautiful images.

Unknown said...

exactly what I was looking for Thanks!

LiamC said...



Arrant Squid said...

That's awesome!

Abhimanyu said...

awesome sketchesssssssssssss

pask said...

This is fucking awesome.

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