Publisher Information: 2014.
Neave, Richard. Ecorché sculpture in bronze of a flayed male figure holding a Neanderthal skull, signed in the bronze “R. N. 2014.” N.p., 2014. 420 mm. (16.5”) high (excluding wooden plinth). No. 3 of 12 examples. With artist’s signed authentication.
Ecorché sculpture in the Renaissance tradition, reminiscent of the famous “musclemen” from Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica but showing much greater anatomical detail than was possible in the 16th century. Neave, a British expert in forensic facial reconstruction, has earned fame for his reconstructions of historical figures including Jesus, King Philip of Macedon and the Yde Girl, a bog body dating from ca. 54 B.C. He also collaborated with Pascale Pollier on the Vesalius monument unveiled at Zakynthos on September 4, 2014; the monument is a life-size ecorché similar to our smaller version, but holding a different skull.Book Id: 43386