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Gerome highlights a heart for Wear Red Day

Since today is Wear Red Day, which raises awareness about heart disease and stroke in women, Gerome has decided to highlight an image of the heart. The image below is an engraved plate from Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, Par une Société de Gens de Lettres.

The Encyclopédie, edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond D’Alembert, was published from 1751-1777. It is comprised of thirty-two volumes which include twenty-one volumes of text and eleven volumes of engraved plates that illustrate many of the articles.

Le coeur, d'apres M. Senac from Diderot's  Encyclopédie

Le coeur, d’apres M. Senac from Diderot’s Encyclopédie, 1762.


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