The dissecting room

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Title

The dissecting room

Subject

Wilson, T. C.
Lithographs
Anatomy
Human dissection

Description

This lithographic print is based on an original watercolor by Thomas Rowlandson now in the collection of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It is believed to depict William Hunter (1718-1783) leading students in anatomical dissections in his house on Windmill Street. His brother, John Hunter (1728-1793), said, "He was the first in great Britain that taught publickly dissections; for prior to this time, no pupil could get a subject, but what he could procure of himself, and when he ventured to get one, there was no one to instruct him."

Abstract

Lithographic print of "The Dissecting Room" by T. C. Wilson, after the original by Thomas Rowlandson, in the possession of William Tiffin Illife, Esqr.

Creator

Wilson, T. C.

Date Created

1840, circa

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Satiric Prints Collection. Satire: 008. Location: SA.L01.03

Format

image

Extent

1 lithographic print

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0003231

Provenance

Gift of Dr. C. J. White to Library of Harvard Medical School, 1921

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0003231_ref.jpg

Citation

Wilson, T. C., “The dissecting room,” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13559.