Lavoisier Diorama

Lavoisier Diorama

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This diorama of Antoine Lavoisier in his laboratory at the Arsenal, conducting experiments on respiration, is based on a drawing by his wife, Marie-Anne Lavoisier. Armand Seguin, the man sitting at the left and breathing oxygen, was Lavoisier’s assistant and collaborator.
Ref: E. Ashworth Underwood, “Lavoisier and the History of Respiration,” Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine 37 (1943): 247-262.
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United States: New Jersey
diorama: 25 in x 32 in x 28 in; 63.5 cm x 81.28 cm x 71.12 cm
overall: 25 3/4 in x 36 1/4 in x 26 3/8 in; 65.405 cm x 92.075 cm x 66.9925 cm
overall: 25 3/4 in x 35 13/16 in x 26 5/16 in; 65.405 cm x 90.96375 cm x 66.83375 cm
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