Teaching watercolor of the internal surface of the abdominal parietes

Dublin Core

Title

Teaching watercolor of the internal surface of the abdominal parietes

Subject

Abdomen
Intestines
Blood Vessels
Muscles
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 Thomas George Morton's The surgical anatomy of the principal regions of the human body, Inguinal Hernia, plate 4

Abstract

Large watercolor of an opened abdomen. The subject's skin is pulled back to expose the muscles and blood vessels in blue and red, and the intestines in gray are moved out of the cavity to give a better view. Skin is painted cream, with some dark pubic hair visible. Watercolor is framed in sewn green 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 (21142.225)

References

Original source work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection (23.X.41)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.225

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

68.5 W x 100 H cm

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/21142_225_ref.jpg

Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor of the internal surface of the abdominal parietes,” OnView, accessed July 15, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13220.