Collection : bibliothèque de l'École nationale vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort / Photo Olivier Jourdanet / MCC

Horse écorché by Carlo Ruini, published in 1618

Carlo Ruini created exception woodcuts that were copied for nearly two centuries. The horse displays a smooth movement in a classic representation of the animal — the trot — with fairly connected limbs. Landscapes adorn the background, as in Vesalius's Fabrica (1543).