Human Skeleton Drawing

human skeleton drawingWhat would a book about mammalian anatomy be if it didn’t discuss the human form? Horace James’ (1859-1913) work from 1898 did not only talk a great deal about humans, it also had this great skeleton drawing.

I like how with this human skeleton drawing, it has a bit of sassiness. Usually the arms are drawn at the site, this fellow has his hand raised and his head at a bit of a jaunty angle. Probably to better show off some of the bones but I just thinks it makes the picture more interesting than the typical human skeleton.

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