image jenty_cn_tentamen_de_demonstranda_structura_humana_005
Image number: RS.18019
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Human uterus

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. It is shown with the foetus and endometrium removed, exposing the umbilical arteries and veins beneath. Above, the interior surface of the diaphragm is pinned back and displayed.

Plate 5 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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