Table 70: Dissection of the Forearm

Title

Table 70: Dissection of the Forearm

Subject

Anatomy

Description

The 70th Table depicts the dissection of the forearm, specifically displaying the muscles and connective tissue on the top of the forearm. A full arm is displayed on a wooden plank, the shoulder is draped in white cloth, which also runs diagonally down the illustration and underneath the elbow to pool at the end of the board. The arm is flayed of all skin, however the majority of its muscles remain in tact. The purpose of this illustration is to show the connective tissue that runs along the top of the forearm and across the knuckles of each finger. A pin has been inserted across the four knuckles that lie between the proximal and middle phalanxe, a compass is inserted into the extensor indicis muscle, while another thin pole is held up by a knife and prop to maintain tension in the extensor digitorum muscles that connect to three of the fingers and the thumb, though oddly, the smallest finger's connective tissue lies limp on the table.

Creator

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

Source

Anatomia Humani Corporis
Ontleding des Menschelyken Lichaams

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. "88th 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_t70.jpg

Citation

Gerard de Lairesse (artist), Peter and Philip van Gunst (engravers), “Table 70: Dissection of the Forearm,” U of G Omeka, accessed May 22, 2018, https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/2764.

Item Relations

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Geolocation

Latitude: 52.3702157
Longitude: 4.8951678999999
Address: Amsterdam