Teaching watercolor showing a severe bend in the spine with the ankylosis of five vertebrae and a healed spine that suffered from fracture and dislocation

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Title

Teaching watercolor showing a severe bend in the spine with the ankylosis of five vertebrae and a healed spine that suffered from fracture and dislocation

Subject

Bone and Bones
Spine
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 Jean Cruveilhier's Anatomie pathologique du corps humain, vol. 1, liv. 4, pl. 4

Abstract

Large watercolor showing the bones of the spinal column. The top image shows a spine bent at an extreme angle forwards and down. Several of the vertebrae have fused. The lower right image is a cross section showing the interior of the same spine, so that the channel for the nerves is visible. The lower left image shows the lower part of a different spine that has healed after a fracture and dislocation. The spine is off-center and tissue joins the two parts. Watercolor is framed in green sewn textile, with metal grommets in each of the four corners. On the verso are stamps of the fabric company that made the backing fabric.

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 (21142.173)

References

Original work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection (f Treadwell 1101)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.173

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 showing a severe bend in the spine with the ankylosis of five vertebrae and a healed spine that suffered from fracture and dislocation,” OnView, accessed February 23, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13209.

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