Teaching watercolor of the effects of tuberculosis on the spine

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Title

Teaching watercolor of the effects of tuberculosis on the spine

Subject

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Spinal
Spine
Vertebra
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 Auguste Nelaton's Recherches sur l'affection tuberculeuse des os, plate 2

Abstract

Large watercolor showing several cross section views of the spine affected by tuberculosis. On the left is a cross section of four vertebrae, the middle two of which have a large hole in the bone. In the upper right is a cross section of a vertebra with a porous texture in the interior. In the bottom right is a cross section of a vertebra with a fracture running through the bone. Watercolor is framed in green sewn textile, with metal grommets in each of the four corners.

Creator

Wallis, Oscar

Date Created

1848-1854

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (21142.170)

References

Original work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.170

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.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

100 W x 69 H cm

Files

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Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor of the effects of tuberculosis on the spine,” OnView, accessed February 23, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13206.

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