Joshua Watson’s Death Mask

Sculpted by Emilie Crewe
Clay, Acrylic Paint, Human Hair
11.5” x 5.5” x 4.5”

This sculptural likeness of the character, Joshua Watson, portrayed by Canadian actor, Bruce Stens, is a pseudo-historical death mask. The object can be seen in video form embedded within the handbound sculptural book, An Account of Joshua Watson.  


Henry Newburn’s Glasses
Antique Victorian Era “Nose Pinch”

Joshua Watson’s “Leg Bone” Nib Pen
Shard of Cow Tibia
2.5" x .75" x .375"



Henry Newburn’s Pipe
Vintage Canadian Brigham Tobacco Pipe


Joshua Watson’s Field Notebook

Bound by Emilie Crewe
Calf Skin w/ Handsewn Endbands
Hand-tooled w/ “J.W.” Initials
5.75” x 3.25” x .6”


Malin Sorsbie’s Apprentice Folio

Bound by Emilie Crewe
Authentic 17th Century Vellum
Assorted Antique Paper
12.5” x 9.25” x .5”



Miniature Portrait of Henry Newburn

Painting by Emilie Crewe

Oil on Canvas w/ Antique Frame + Convex Glass
2.5” x 3.25” unframed
7” x 5.25” framed



Selections From:  Der grossen Wundartzney (Great Surgery Book), 1536

Digitally Collaged + Stitched High-Resolution Photographs by Emilie Crewe, 2021

Bibliography:  Paracelsus (Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim). Grosse Wundartzney. Bavarian State Library, 1536.

Paracelsus, by name of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, (born November 11 or December 17, 1493, Einsiedeln, Switzerland—died September 24, 1541, Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg [now in Austria]), German-Swiss physician and alchemist who established the role of chemistry in medicine.

Selections From: De Vocis Auditusque Organis (The Voice and Auditory Organs), c. 1600

Digitally Collaged + Stitched High-Resolution Photographs by Emilie Crewe, 2021

Bibliography:  Casseri, Giulio Cesar. De Vocis Auditusque Organis. 1600

Giulio Cesare Casseri (1552 – 8 March 1616), also written as Giulio Casser or Giulio Casserio of Piacenza. Casseri was an Italian anatomist. He is best known for the books Tabulae Anatomicae (1627) and De Vocis Auditusque Organis (c. 1600). He was the first to describe the "Circle of Willis", a circulatory anastomosis that supplies blood to the brain and surrounding structures.