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The internal organs.

Date

1726

Creator

Gerard Vandergucht (b.1696, British), Engraver

After

William Cheselden (1688-1752, British), Draftsman

Object type

Library reference

Books/Cheselden, W_Anatomy of the Human Body_1726

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 200mm
width (print): 120mm

Subject

Biology
   > Anatomy

Content object

Description

View of the internal organs situated within a male torso;

A-The liver
B-The gall bladder
C-The pancreas
D-The spleen
E-One of the renal glands
F-The kidneys
G-The ureters
H-Distended bladder
I-The rectum
J-[...]
K-The aorta
L-The Vena Cava
M-The four spermatic vessels


Plate 15 from Anatomy of the Human Body by William Cheselden FRS (London, W. Bowyer, 1726). Inscribed: ‘pag.273, TAB XV, Vdr Gucht sculp.'

Object history

Cheselden, a Fellow of the Royal Society from 1711-1752, published Anatomy of the Human Body as a student’s manual. It was extremely popular and achieved thirteen London editions.

Van der Gucht also illustrated plates in Cheselden’s later work Osteographia (Anatomy of the Bones), 1733. He was a well known illustrator, print maker and engraver working in London.

Associated place

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