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The muscles of the back of the lower left leg. Engraving after G. de Lairesse, 1739.

  • Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640-1711.
Date
1739]
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28292i
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Description

The Gastrocnemius muscle has been dissected and left attached at its insertion. It is displayed next to the leg, with its two heads labelled "E E"

Publication/Creation

[Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] : Apud Johannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1739]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 49.9 x 30 cm

Lettering

Les muscles de partie de la jambe gauche ; Tab. 84

References note

L. Choulant, History and bibliography of anatomic illustration, tr. and ed. by M. Frank, Chicago 1920, revd ed. 1945, pp. 250-253
K. B. Roberts and J. D. W. Tomlinson, The fabric of the body. European traditions of anatomical illustration, Oxford 1992, pp. 309-313; 412-415
F. Beekman, "Bidloo and Cowper, anatomists," Annals of Medical History, n.s., 7, 1935, pp. 113-129
P. Dumaître, La curieuse destinée des planches anatomiques de Gérard de Lairesse, Amsterdam 1982

Lettering note

Manuscript notations in brown ink in French on recto and verso
Bears plate number: T. 84

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 28292i

Reproduction note

The plate originally appeared in Govard Bidloo's Anatomia humani corporis (Amsterdam 1685), one of one hundred and five plates after drawings by G. de Lairesse which survive in the collection of the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médecine in Paris. Bidloo's Anatomia appeared in a Dutch translation in 1690 after which Bidloo's publishers sold the remaining pulls of the plates to the Oxford publishers (Smith and Walford) of William Cowper's Anatomy of humane bodies (Oxford 1698), in which Bidloo's plates plus an appendix of nine new plates appear. Cowper added a new text and extra lettering, by his reckoning "above 700 references", to the plates. This new lettering was applied in red ink. Cowper's Anatomy of humane bodies was successful enough to appear in two further editions: one in English (Leiden 1737) and another in Latin (Leiden 1739). In these editions Cowper's added letters are in black ink. The manuscript notation is a French translation of Cowper's description of the eighty-fourth plate in the Leiden 1739 edition: Musculos partis cruris posticae exhibet ...

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