Teaching watercolor of a damaged skull

Dublin Core

Title

Teaching watercolor of a damaged skull

Subject

Bone and Bones
Skull
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

Possibly of a local Boston patient

Abstract

Large watercolor showing two views of a deformed skull. The bone of the forehand and face is rough in texture and has been thinned by the damage, causing holes in the surface. The front four teeth are also missing where they meet damaged bone. The bone of the jaw and the back of the cranium is unaffected. The lower image shows the skull from the inside, which also has an abnormal texture, and the holes are clearly visible. 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 (21142.407)

Format

image

Medium

watercolors (paintings)

Identifier

21142.407

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

69 W x 100 H cm

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/21142_407_ref.jpg

Citation

Wallis, Oscar, “Teaching watercolor of a damaged skull,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13326.