Teaching watercolor of an extremely distorted spine affected by scrophulous caries, cut away to show that the spinal canal is free and regular in its form despite the deformity

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Title

Teaching watercolor of an extremely distorted spine affected by scrophulous caries, cut away to show that the spinal canal is free and regular in its form despite the deformity

Subject

Spine
Bone and Bones
Henry Jacob Bigelow Watercolor Collection
Wallis, Oscar
Bigelow, Henry Jacob, 1818-1890
Teaching Aids and devices
Teaching Methods
Harvard Medical School. Department of Anatomy
Fitz, Reginald, 1885-1953

Description

After J. Shaw's Engravings illustrative of a work on the nature and treatment of the distortions to which the spine and the bones of the chest are subject, plate 1, figure 6

Abstract

Large watercolor showing a lateral cross section view of an extremely curved spine, with rib cage and pelvis. The spine curves extremely backwards before making a sharp turn forwards at the bottom of the rib cage. The rib cage is deformed by the curve. Cross section of the spinal canal shows that it is unimpeded by the extreme curvature of the spine. Watercolor framed in green sewn textile, with metal grommets in each of the four corners.

Creator

Wallis, Oscar

Date Created

1848-1854

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (21142.168)

References

Original work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection (ff RD768 .S50)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.168

Provenance

Henry Jacob Bigelow employed artist Oscar Wallis exclusively from 1848 - 1854 to paint a series of large teaching watercolors to illustrate Bigelow's lectures at Harvard Medical School. Wallis painted the teaching diagrams from local subjects and from the atlases of established medical authorities. The effort cost Bigelow $6,000. In 1890 Bigelow presented the watercolors to Reginald H. Fitz to be used in the Harvard Medical School's Department of Anatomy. The watercolors were transferred into the Warren Anatomical Museum between 1890 and 1930.

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Physical Dimensions

69 W x 100 H cm

Files

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Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor of an extremely distorted spine affected by scrophulous caries, cut away to show that the spinal canal is free and regular in its form despite the deformity,” OnView, accessed February 23, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13204.

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