Table 71: Muscles and Sinew of the Hand (Dissection of the Forearm)

Title

Table 71: Muscles and Sinew of the Hand (Dissection of the Forearm)

Subject

Anatomy

Description

The 71st table of Govard Bidloo and William Cowper's anatomical atlases displays the dissection of the forearm, with particular attention paid to the muscles and sinews that connect throughout the back of the hand. the forearm has been mostly stripped of its muscular components, as the radius and ulna are clearly visible. The wrist rests upon a rolled up cloth, and the elbow is propped between a book, presumably an anatomical atlas, and a block of wood to hold it in place. The entire display is situated upon a wooden block, similar to a modern cutting board. The muscles and sinew of the hand that would normally stretch up the arm along the bones is spread and curled artfully across the page, showing Gerard de Lairesse's own artistic agency. Each of the major muscles, bones, and regions of the hand are labelled with letters which are accompanied by simple explanatory text on the alternate page.

Creator

Gerard de Lairesse (artist), Peter and Philip van Gunst (engravers)

Source

Anatomia Humani Corporis
Ontleding des Meschelyken Lichaams
The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Publisher

for the widow of Joannes van Someren, the heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and widow of Theodore Boom in 1685 and 1690
Printed at the theatre for Samuel Smith and Benjamin Walford, printers to the Royal Society in 1698.

Date

1685
1690
1698

Contributor

Govard Bidloo
Gerard de Lairesse
Peter van Gunst
Philip van Gunst
William Cowper

Rights

Public Access (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2004)

Format

Jpeg

Language

Latin
Dutch
English

Type

Medical Text

Identifier

Seventeenth century Dutch medical practice

Date Created

1685

Is Part Of

Anatomia Humani Corporis
Ontleding des Meschelyken Lichaams
The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Extent

62.5 x 36 cm

Medium

Copperplate engraving

Bibliographic Citation

Govard Bidloo. "71st Table." Anatomia Humani Corporis. Amsterdam, for the widow of Joannes van Someren, the heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and widow of Theodore Boom, 1685.

Audience

Artists
Medical practitioners
Medical students

Files

bidloo_t71.jpg

Citation

Gerard de Lairesse (artist), Peter and Philip van Gunst (engravers), “Table 71: Muscles and Sinew of the Hand (Dissection of the Forearm),” U of G Omeka, accessed May 22, 2018, https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/2757.

Item Relations

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Geolocation

Latitude: 52.3702157
Longitude: 4.8951678999999
Address: Amsterdam