Teaching watercolor of an inguinal aneurysm and the femoral and popliteal arteries with a popliteal aneurysm

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Title

Teaching watercolor of an inguinal aneurysm and the femoral and popliteal arteries with a popliteal aneurysm

Subject

Aneurysm
Arteries
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 Sir Charles Bell's Practical Essays, vol. 2, pl. 2, by Oscar Wallis

Abstract

Large watercolor showing aneurysms in two different arteries. The image on the left shows the femoral and popliteal arteries with a large aneurysm on the end of the popliteal artery, which has been cross sectioned to show the hollow interior. On the right is an aneurysm in the inguinal artery, with the nerve and vein behind it. The aneurysm has also been cross sectioned to show the layers of the interior cavity. Watercolor is 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 (21142.300)

References

Original work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection (23.X.61)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.300

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

60 W x 100 H cm

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/21142_300_ref.jpg

Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor of an inguinal aneurysm and the femoral and popliteal arteries with a popliteal aneurysm,” OnView, accessed June 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13258.