Teaching watercolor of bone loss of the cranium caused by bone cancer and of a tibia with late stage bone cancer

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Title

Teaching watercolor of bone loss of the cranium caused by bone cancer and of a tibia with late stage bone cancer

Subject

Neoplasms
Bone Neoplasms
Skull
Tibia
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 Elemens de pathologie chirurgicale, fig. 243 and 244

Abstract

Large watercolor showing two different instances of bone cancer. On the let is a cross section showing the interior of a skull that shows bone loss from the cancer. Several patches of the bone are dark, and there are two round holes in the bone. On the right is the head of a tibia that is shown in cross section. The interior of the bone is porous, and the right exterior is spiky or hairy in texture. 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 (21142.374)

References

Original source work can be found in the Countway Rare Books Collection (21.A.274)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.374

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

100 W x 69 H cm

Files

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Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor of bone loss of the cranium caused by bone cancer and of a tibia with late stage bone cancer,” OnView, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13296.

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