image jenty_cn_tentamen_de_demonstranda_structura_humana_004
Image number: RS.18018
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Foetus in the womb

Date

1758

Creator

Thomas Burgess (fl. 1758, British), Engraver

After

Jan van Rymsdyk (1700-1789, Dutch), Artist

Object type

Library reference

46137

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 500mm
width (page): 305mm

Subject

Biology
   > Anatomy

Content object

human body
   > uterus

Description

Anatomical study of the human uterus in the ninth month of pregnancy. The woman's body is facing forward, tilted slightly to the right [as viewed] and dissected, with the outer will pinned back, exposing the foetus within. Above, various abdominal organs are visible.

Plate 4 from Charles Nicholas Jenty’s The Demonstrations of a Pregnant Uterus of a Woman at her Full Time in Six Tales, as large a Nature. Jenty printed and sold copies of this work from his house on Fetter-Lane.

Inscribed: Ionnes Van Riemsdyk a Natura Pinxit Londini 1757 Tho.s Burgess Sculp.’

Written in the preface to the work: ‘The Originals of the tables were taken from this Woman by Mr. Van Riemsdyk, and not done at random, or from fancy […] As for my part, I may venture to say, that nothing of this kind has, as yet, been published on this subject in such a State of Pregnancy, and deposited in the manner that these tables are’

Charles Nicholas Jenty (fl.1758) was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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