A seated female figure with a dissected abdomen. Photograph after a woodcut, ca. 1525-1530.
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Hec est tabula de matrice mulierum et impregnatione
1 photograph ; image 29.2 x 16.2 cm
L. Crummer, "Early anatomical fugitive sheets," Annals of Medical History, 5, no. 3, 1923, p. 198, fig. 7
J. G. de Lint, "Fugitive anatomical sheets," Janus, 28, 1924, pp. 89-90, fig. 7
C. Singer, The fasciculo di medicina (Venice 1493), Florence 1925, pp. 22-26
Wellcome Library no. 26792i
This fugitive sheet was in the collection of the medical historian Dr LeRoy Crummer, who dated it to ca. 1525-153. It is based on a Gravida figure, showing the dissection of a owman with a pregnant uterus, in Johannes de Ketham's Fasciculo de medicina, published in Venice in Italian in 1493 (Roberts and Tomlinson 1992, p. 42, pl. 8). Although the 1493 plate is radically different in its naturalism from the schematic, squatting Gravida figure which appeared in the first De Ketham edition in Latin in Venice 1491, the information given in the lettering to the plate is essentially the same and is repeated in the lettering on the fugitive sheet