The 1685 could be an accession/imdexing number? Yeah ive heard of this guy. Conspiracy theory: biology and art are separated early as subjects now cos they dont want people to make observations of science things and draw them like they used to (watch master and commander for example). Its dangerous for art and science to be linked for the pasties.
Didn't think about indexing, could be it. The severance of yang/science and yin/art, channelling the disruptive energy away from the orthodoxy's operating system. Whereas the prior unity was a sort of alchemy or something. Gotta watch Master and Commander now.