I wonder what made the publishers decide to not include this wonderful human skeleton drawing in the English version of Brehm’s Life of Animals. After all, the author discusses the similarities of the human form and that of monkeys and apes. And, yet, it was only the original 1890 German version which included it.
Not sure what there is to say other than this is a nice black and white human skeleton drawing. Though, the illustrator did give him a bit of a life-like appearance. He appears to be walking towards us and preparing to shake our hand. He’s even casting a shadow as he goes along.
It’s a fairly nice-sized human skeleton drawing that would be great for Halloween or a course on human anatomy.
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