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Anatomy: the numbers of bones in various structures; Hippocrates on the vertebrae: 832/7.f.21

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Titles

Anatomy: the numbers of bones in various structures; Hippocrates on the vertebrae

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: 12
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: 21
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: [i] preceding three words crossed through in grey ink

  • Text: Bones of the hand --- 27 / ------ foot -------- 24 / of the neck to the great vertebrae --- 7 / Loins -- 5 / Spine 20 X / Head together with the bones of the Eyes -- 8 / total - 91 / with the nails 111 / Vertebrae / "for the rest as we may learn in the bones / "of men there are seven vertebrae including / " the great one above the clavicle" / "beside the ribs there are as many as / "there are ribs i,e 12, / notwithstanding Hippocrates is very accurate / in his description of the blood vessels & some / other parts of the human frame; he passes the / bones & the exterior of in this[i] of the human / figure / X some mistake in the number of the bones of / of[sic] the Spine which is 24
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.21
Primary reference Number: 38579
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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