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DOCTOR LOUIS AZOUX (1797-1878)

An 19th. century signed papier-maché model male human figure, (1860 to 1870 France)

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European Dimensions

150.00 cm high

UK/USA Converted Dimensions

59.06 inches high

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Louis Auzoux (1797-1878), a French doctor, was one of the pre-eminent makers of models of humans and other animals during the 19th century. As a young medical student, he had great difficulty in studying human anatomy since cadavers were difficult to come by and decayed rapidly. Auzoux devised an elegant solution; inspired by the toy puppets sold on the streets of Paris, he started to make papier-maché models of human dissections. In 1822, the same year that he received his medical degree, Auzoux presented his first complete anatomical male figure to the Paris Academy of Medicine, receiving a commendation for his work.
The genius of Auzoux' s models lay in the fact that, not only were they realistic and anatomically accurate, but also they could be taken apart and reassembled by the student. This was the reason that Auzoux called his papier maché models anatomy clastique, from the Greek word klastos, which means broken in pieces.

LOUIS AZOUX
Type Artist/Maker
Country of origin France
Born 1797
Died 1878

Louis Auzoux (1797-1878), a French doctor, was one of the pre-eminent makers of models of humans and other animals during the 19th century. As a young medical student, he had great difficulty in studying human anatomy since cadavers were difficult to come by and decayed rapidly. Auzoux devised an elegant solution; inspired by the toy puppets sold on the streets of Paris, he started to make papier-maché models of human dissections. In 1822, the same year that he received his medical degree, Auzoux presented his first complete anatomical male figure to the Paris Academy of Medicine, receiving a commendation for his work.
The genius of Auzoux' s models lay in the fact that, not only were they realistic and anatomically accurate, but also they could be taken apart and reassembled by the student. This was the reason that Auzoux called his papier maché models anatomy clastique, from the Greek word klastos, which means broken in pieces.

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