Table 67: Dissection of the Forearm

Title

Table 67: Dissection of the Forearm

Subject

Anatomy

Description

The 67th Table illustrates one stage in the process of dissecting the forearm. This particular stage highlights the muscles and sinew that connect from the elbow to the palm and fingers of the hand. The forearm appears to be separated at the elbow joint, which is concealed under heavy white drapery. The different muscles that attach to the fingers are pulled and kept tight by an interesting tool; beside the arm is a wooden box that had two rows of holes in it, in which a thin pole is inserted. The sinew is drawn up above the pole to demonstrate not only where the muscles connect on the hand, but also to demonstrate how the body reacts when the muscles are pulled (simulating tension and flexing), versus when they are let loose (simulating relaxed muscles). The scene is presented on a wooden plank, not very different from a cutting board.

Creator

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

Source

Anatomia Humani Corporis

Publisher

The widow of Joannes van Someren, the heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and widow of Theodore Boom

Date

1685

Contributor

Govard Bidloo

Rights

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

Relation

Ontleding des Menschelyken Lichaams
Anatomia Humani Corporis

Format

Jpeg

Language

Latin
Dutch

Type

Medical text

Date Created

1685

Is Part Of

Anatomia Humani Corporis
Ontleding des Menschelyken Lichaams

Extent

62.5 x 36 cm

Medium

Copperplate engraving on paper

Bibliographic Citation

Bidloo, Govard. "67th Table." In 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_t67.jpg

Citation

Gerard de Lairesse (artist), Peter and Philip van Gunst (engravers), “Table 67: Dissection of the Forearm,” U of G Omeka, accessed May 22, 2018, https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/2763.

Item Relations

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Geolocation

Latitude: 52.3702157
Longitude: 4.8951678999999
Address: Amsterdam