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Image number: RS.18030
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Gaspare Aselli

Date

1627

Sitter

Gaspare Aselli (1581-1626, Italian), Surgeon

Creator

Cesare Bassano (b.1581, Italian), Engraver

Object type

Library reference

25447

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 240mm
width (page): 170mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Gaspare Aselli, facing slightly left [as viewed] looking out at the viewer. He is depicted with short hear and a long beard, and wears a wide ruff. In the upper corners are skull and cross bones.

An oval frame is inscribed 'Gaspar Asellius Civis Cremonensis Anatomicus Ticinensis Anno Aetatis XLII'; and underneath the frame 'Gasparis haec facies. Est cuius dextra? Galeni? / Cultior haec; et non certior illa fuit'.
Lower right [as viewed] inscription: 'Bassanus F.'

Plate 5 from the posthumous De lactibus sive lacteis venis... (Milan, 1627), by Gaspare Aselli; the first comprehensive study of the lacteal of animals.

Gaspare Aselli (1581-1627) Italian surgeon and natural philosopher was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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