Jan Steven Van Calcar

(Kalcar, Kleve 1515 ca. - Naples 1546)

Entire figure of a human skeleton in the act of thinking, The Philosopher (c.1540)

Red chalk on white paper, 317 x 193 mm

Entire figure of a human skeleton looking to his right, in the art of thinking (the Philosopher, preparatory sketch for page 164 of the De Humani corporis Fabrica, by Andrea Vesalio).

Study by Prof. Maria Cecilia Fabbri available upon request.

Scienitifc investigation by National Research Center (CNR) available upon request.