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Image number: RS.16432
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Bladder stone encrusted on a silver bodkin




Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

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height (paper): 200mm
width (paper): 158mm


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A bladder stone encrusted on a silver bodkin was shown at the meeting of the Royal Society on 17 December 1700. Henry Hunt produced a drawing of it at the meeting on 15 January 1701, when it was ordered to be coloured and Hunt was also asked to make a cast of it.


In the middle: The picture of a silver bodkin with a stone incrusted about it taken out of the Bladder of a woman, in two drafts. Jan. 1700 per H. Hunt.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

17 December 1700: 'Mr Newey shewed a silver Bodkin, which had been put up into the Bladder of a woman and was incrusted with stone; which had been the death of the person. He was thanked, and desired to get the particulars of the story in writing' (JBC/9/238).

15 January 1701: 'Mr Hunt produced a Draught of the Bodkin mentioned last day. He was desired to colour it and take a model of it' (JBC/9/240).

Related Fellows

John Newey (1664-1735, British), Clergyman

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