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

The Fragonard Rider - injected and mummified

Started in 1765, this piece is undoubtedly the most well-known of the famous anatomist. While considered in the 20th century to be an evocation of Albrecht Dürer's work , it was in fact first used as a scientific object for teaching anatomy. It enabled placing man and horse side by side and comparing their muscle groups.