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The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini

Rebecca Messbarger


Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714–74), a woman artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and limited formal education to become one of the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment. This book tells the story of her arresting life and times, in light of the intertwined histories of science, gender, and art that complicated her rise to fame in the eighteenth century. Examining the details of Morandi's remarkable life, it traces her intellectual trajectory from provincial artist to internationally renowned anatomical wax modeler for the University of Bologna's famous medical schoo ... More

Keywords: Anna Morandi Manzolini, education, Enlightenment, University of Bologna, anatomical studies, wax inscriptions, theories of body, poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226520810
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226520841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Messbarger, author