The base of the brain with part of the medulla oblongata, the blood vessels injected with wax, and the cerebellum (Table XII, figs 1-2), after Cowper in Ridley (1695); the foetal heart, the larynx and the viscera (Table XIII), after an etching by G. Vandergucht in Cheselden (1740) Etching by I. Basire, 1743.
- Basire, Isaac, 1704-1768.
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Credit: The base of the brain with part of the medulla oblongata, the blood vessels injected with wax, and the cerebellum (Table XII, figs 1-2), after Cowper in Ridley (1695); the foetal heart, the larynx and the viscera (Table XIII), after an etching by G. Vandergucht in Cheselden (1740) Etching by I. Basire, 1743. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
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[London] : [T. Osborne and J. Roberts], 
1 print : etching ; 31.7 x 40.1 cm
I. Basire sculp.
K.B. Roberts and J.D.W. Tomlinson, The fabric of the body. European traditions of anatomical illustration, Oxford 1992, pp. 422-423
Ludwig Choulant, History and bibliography of anatomic illustration, tr. and ed. Mortimer Frank, Chicago 1920, revd ed. New York 1945, p. 261
J.B. de C.M. Saunders and Charles D. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, Cleveland and New York 1950
Wellcome Library no. 37281i
The brain and the cerebellum on the left (Table XII, figs 1-2) are taken from Humphrey Ridley's The anatomy of the brain, published in London, with engravings after drawings by the anatomist William Cowper. The figures on the right (Table XIII) are taken from plates etched by Gerard Vandergucht for the fifth edition of William Cheselden's Anatomy of the human body, London 1740. The two views of a foetal heart and the venous system of the liver are from Cheselden's plate XXXIV. The figure of the viscera is from Cheselden's plate XXI and owes its inspiration to the anatomized classical torsi of Vesalius (see Saunders and O'Malley 1950, pls 54-60)