London, United Kingdom
Discus Throwing, 16th Century Artwork
Middle Temple Library
Photograph - Photograph
Discus throwing, 16th century artwork. Human arm holding a discus. This woodcut is from the book De arte gymnastica, by the Italian philologist and physician Girolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606). This book, originally published in Venice in 1569, is considered to have been the first on sports medicine. This artwork is from the 1577 Paris edition.
May 9th, 2013
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