“Wing of a Record Bird” - photograph of a vintage engraving from “Homing Pigeons”; by Emily S. Starr 1886
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Govard Bidloo & Gérard de Lairesse - Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams. Amsterdam, 1960. Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine.
This stark dissection—with ragged flesh fully displayed and hands bound with a cord—signals a commitment to a higher level of realism. To our eyes, the picture may suggest a distressing indifference to, or even pleasure in, human suffering.
Adelaide Claxton - The Daily Governess, Printed in London Society, June 1862
From a database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration