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Anatomy: the joints, interconnection, and articulation of the leg and foot: 832/7.f.19

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Titles

Anatomy: the joints, interconnection, and articulation of the leg and foot
Anatomy: the form and motions of the shoulder

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Flaxman, John

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Grey ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Height 230 mm Width 169 mm

Techniques used in production

Handwriting : Pen and grey ink on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 10
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: 19
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: all of the following in grey ink: [i] preceding two words crossed through; [ii] preceding word crossed through; [iii] preceding word crossed through; [iv] preceding two words crossed through; [v] preceding word crossed through

  • Text: "This is the Nature of the Bones: the bones & joints of the / fingers are simple, but the hand & foot are different / & articulated in an other[sic] manner, & cheifly[sic] the upper / part, there is one bone of the heel, as it appears beyond / (the others.) extra apparet[?] to it the posterior tendons are / joined[i] proceed. there are two bones of the leg which unite / above & below, but about the middle they are distant / that is small which is on the outside, something less than / the little finger, it is considerably distant in this part / but rather less distant towards the knee, & a tendon is / produced from it which projects at the ham-string / (i.e. the lower head of the Biceps Femoris) they have below / a common apendix[sic] upon which the foot is moved; above / they have another appendix on which the joint of the Thigh / is simply & expeditiously moved long-ways[ii] the length-way / it's appearance is knotted, bearing the knee-pan. the / Thigh bone is uncurved in front & on the out-side, the head / of it's appendix is round, from which comes the (ligament) nervous / which has pro[iii] it's origin in the acetabulum of the hip-bone / this is connected obliquely, but less so than the arm / but the great vertebra of the (hip) which is next to the / Os sacrum adheres by a cartilaginous & nervous ligament / but the Spine from the Os Sacrum to the great vertebra / (7th of the neck) it is gibbous, for the bladder, the right gut[iv] / parts of generation & the right gut it is partly inclined / in this part, from thence untill it comes to the septum / Transversum (Diaphragm) it becomes a direct, & the muscles / of the Loins exist[v] are in this part, from thence to the great / Vertebrae (the 7) of the neck) which is at the upper part
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Inscription present: the following are all grey ink: [i] preceding word crossed through; [ii] preceding word crossed through; [iii] preceding word crossed through; [iv] preceding word crossed through; [v] preceding word crossed through; [vi] preceding three words crossed through in grey ink; [vii] preceding word crossed through; [viii] preceding two words crossed through

  • Text: of the shoulders the direction is gibbous, it seems more / than it is, for the posterior processes have[i] of the bones / in this part have a[ii] the greatest / projection, the direction of the / joints of the neck are again straightened, the vertebrae / within are equal to each other, on the outside cartilage & / nerves tendons are contained, the coarticulation of them behind is / the part (containing) the spinal marrow from the hinder / part they have an acute rising, which has a cartilaginous / appendix, whence a continuation of tendons are[iii] proceed / downwards, even as the muscles originate from the back / of the head filling the medium or hollow of the spine / & ribs; but the ribs close to the seperations[sic] of the vertebra / are connected by a cartilage (nervo) from the head to / the loins, withinside[iv] on the inside, on the front-part / next to the breast they have their upper part, soft & loose & most bent upwards: in comparison of all animals / this part in man has[v] is very narrow in its qu,[vi] in that part / where the ribs are note (perhaps connected with the breast.bone) / the rise is oblique, short & latus[?] & connected by a ligament / to every vertebra, but the breast (bone) uniting itself to / them has oblique distinctions in that part in which the / ribs are connected but it is loose & cartilaginous; / the Clavicles are round on the interior side, at the breast / they have but little motion but at the top of the shoulder / it is more extensive; the top of the shoulder-(bone) rises / from the scapula, in many (things on persons) dissimilar / the scapula towards the spine is cartilaginous, the rest,[vii] / remaining part (laxa) the unequal part having a / loramen. it's head & acetabulum is cartalaginous / from which the ribs are moved[viii] have motion"
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.19
Primary reference Number: 38566
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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