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Anatomist Collection

Anatomists have played a crucial role in unraveling the mysteries of the human body throughout history

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Robert Burton

Robert Burton
ROBERT BURTON (1577-1640) English clergyman and author who wrote The Anatomy of Melancholy under the pseudonym of Democritus Junior in 1621

Background imageAnatomist Collection: The Sacred Heart of Jesus, 19th Century (colour litho)

The Sacred Heart of Jesus, 19th Century (colour litho)
942919 The Sacred Heart of Jesus, 19th Century (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: EUSTACHIO, Bartolomeo (1500-1574). Italian anatomist

EUSTACHIO, Bartolomeo (1500-1574). Italian anatomist

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho)

Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho)
7173279 Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho) by Doepler, Carl Emil (1824-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Odin questioning Mimir)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: An ecorche study of the legs of a male nude, with a subsidiary study of the right leg

An ecorche study of the legs of a male nude, with a subsidiary study of the right leg
3588687 An ecorchestudy of the legs of a male nude, with a subsidiary study of the right leg (pen & brown ink on paper) by Rubens

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892)

Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892)
Portrait of Sir Richard Owen, an English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. Picture shows Owen and the skeleton of Dinornis maximus, c. 1877. From The Life of Owen (1894)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: 1873 Richard Owen Old bones Vanity Fair

1873 Richard Owen Old bones Vanity Fair
Richard Owen (20, July 1804- 18 December 1892). Caracature from Vanity Fairs Men of the Day series March 1st 1873. Owen was a comparative anatomist

Background imageAnatomist Collection: 1883 Richard Owens study ex BMNH

1883 Richard Owens study ex BMNH
Richard Owen (20, July 1804- 18 December 1892). 1883 portrait in his home study for The Graphic magazine. The year he retired from the BMNH

Background imageAnatomist Collection: The pollen or pollen of plants (coloured engraving)

The pollen or pollen of plants (coloured engraving)
998475 The pollen or pollen of plants (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: From A Bilderbuch fAor KinderA (Picture Book for Children) 1790-1830

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Richard Owen, British palaeontologist C016 / 5008

Richard Owen, British palaeontologist C016 / 5008
Richard Owen (1804-1892), British anatomist and palaeontologist. Owen was the founder and first director of the Natural History Museum, London, UK

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Guillaume Dupuytren

Guillaume Dupuytren
GUILLAUME DUPUYTREN French surgeon and anatomist

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Anatomical View of the Human Torso, 1914 (engraving)

Anatomical View of the Human Torso, 1914 (engraving)
2622096 Anatomical View of the Human Torso, 1914 (engraving) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage anatomical study of the human torso, frontal view)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: The Harmful Effects of the Corset, illustration from La Vie Normale et la Sante

The Harmful Effects of the Corset, illustration from La Vie Normale et la Sante
CHT171318 The Harmful Effects of the Corset, illustration from La Vie Normale et la Sante by Dr Jules Rengade (b.1841) c.1880 (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque Nationale

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Memorial to Francis Montagu Holl, English painter (photogravure)

Memorial to Francis Montagu Holl, English painter (photogravure)
7150716 Memorial to Francis Montagu Holl, English painter (photogravure) by Hollyer, Frederick (1837-1933) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Memorial to Francis Montagu Holl (1845-1888)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Frontal View of Human Skull, 1917 (lithograph)

Frontal View of Human Skull, 1917 (lithograph)
2622467 Frontal View of Human Skull, 1917 (lithograph) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage illustration of an anterior or frontal view of an anatomically correct)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Internal organs of the abdomen and thorax (colour litho)

Internal organs of the abdomen and thorax (colour litho)
3097100 Internal organs of the abdomen and thorax (colour litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Internal organs of the abdomen and thorax)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Detail of a male anatomical ecorche model, displaying muscles, arteries and veins

Detail of a male anatomical ecorche model, displaying muscles, arteries and veins
CH469822 Detail of a male anatomical ecorche model, displaying muscles, arteries and veins, the circulation and nervous system (wax) (see also 469823 to 469827) by Zeiller

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Model of twins in the womb (wax)

Model of twins in the womb (wax)
BEN360190 Model of twins in the womb (wax) by Susini, Clemente (1754-1814); Museo della Specola, Florence, Italy; (add.info.: gemelli; scultura di cera; ); Photo eRaffaello Bencini; Italian

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Anatomical View of the Human Torso, 1914 (engraving)

Anatomical View of the Human Torso, 1914 (engraving)
2622098 Anatomical View of the Human Torso, 1914 (engraving) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage anatomical study of the human torso, lateral view)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Representation of an androgynous and a hermaphrodite. Plate taken from De natura Divinis

Representation of an androgynous and a hermaphrodite. Plate taken from De natura Divinis
GIA4791762 Representation of an androgynous and a hermaphrodite. Plate taken from De natura Divinis caracteris" by Cornelio Gemma 1575 by Unknown Artist

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Human anatomy. Ecorche by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), 18th century

Human anatomy. Ecorche by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), 18th century
JLJ4673665 Human anatomy. Ecorche by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), 18th century. Paris, School of Fine Arts by Houdon, Jean-Antoine (1741-1828); Bibliotheque de l Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Surgical interventions on the female and male sexes. Engraving in '

Surgical interventions on the female and male sexes. Engraving in "
GIA4711054 Surgical interventions on the female and male sexes. Engraving in " Armamentarium Surgical" by J. Scultetus, Venice, 1665

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Bichat

Bichat
3783137 Bichat; (add.info.: Marie Francois Xavier Bichat. French anatomist and physiologist. 1771-1802. Engraving by Wacquez.c.1847 Le Plutarque Francais Revolution Empire vol 6)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: The Wrestlers, 1851 (print)

The Wrestlers, 1851 (print)
7424140 The Wrestlers, 1851 (print) by Courbet, Gustave (1819-77); (add.info.: Original title: Les lutteurs. For magazine "Journal pour rire".); Photo © Caricadoc

Background imageAnatomist Collection: William Hunter, British anatomist and obstetrician, c 1750 (oil painting)

William Hunter, British anatomist and obstetrician, c 1750 (oil painting)
UIG5072440 William Hunter, British anatomist and obstetrician, c 1750 (oil painting) by Unknown artist, (18th century); # cm; (add.info.: William Hunter, British anatomist and obstetrician, c 1750)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Les beats du coeur (Vie normale & la vie normale de J. Rengade)

Les beats du coeur (Vie normale & la vie normale de J. Rengade) - Control du coeur par un sphygmographer a
JAB4120270 Les beats du coeur (Vie normale & la vie normale de J. Rengade) - Control du coeur par un sphygmographer a transmission. Drawing A

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Breathing - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Breathing - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120239 Breathing - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Breathing - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Urinary System - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade, 1881 (engraving)

Urinary System - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade, 1881 (engraving)
JAB4120097 Urinary System - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade, 1881 (engraving) by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Urinary System - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade.Drawing A)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Respiratory System - Normal Life & Health. Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Respiratory System - Normal Life & Health. Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120096 Respiratory System - Normal Life & Health. Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Respiratory System - Normal Life & Health. Drawing A)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: La mastication (La vie normale et la vie normale de J. Rengade)

La mastication (La vie normale et la vie normale de J. Rengade) - Les muscles de la mastication-drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120363 La mastication (La vie normale et la vie normale de J. Rengade) - Les muscles de la mastication-drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Thoracic Canal - Food Absorption - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade-Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Thoracic Canal - Food Absorption - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade-Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120353 Thoracic Canal - Food Absorption - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade-Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Kidney Cup - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Kidney Cup - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120352 Kidney Cup - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Kidney Cup - Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing A)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: First steps of the child (J. Rengade's normal life & health) - Strength development. Drawing A

First steps of the child (J. Rengade's normal life & health) - Strength development. Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120339 First steps of the child (J. Rengade's normal life & health) - Strength development. Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: First steps of the child (J)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: The eye and the lacrimal pathways - The normal life & health of J. Rengade. Drawing by A

The eye and the lacrimal pathways - The normal life & health of J. Rengade. Drawing by A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120222 The eye and the lacrimal pathways - The normal life & health of J. Rengade. Drawing by A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Great sympathetic nerve - Normal life & health-Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Great sympathetic nerve - Normal life & health-Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120174 Great sympathetic nerve - Normal life & health-Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Great sympathetic nerve - Normal life & health-Drawing A)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Horizontal neck cut (The normal life & health of J. Rengade), 1881 (engraving)

Horizontal neck cut (The normal life & health of J. Rengade), 1881 (engraving)
JAB4120144 Horizontal neck cut (The normal life & health of J. Rengade), 1881 (engraving) by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Horizontal neck cut (The normal life & health of J)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Vertical and median cut of the head - The normal life & health of J. Rengade-Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Vertical and median cut of the head - The normal life & health of J. Rengade-Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120141 Vertical and median cut of the head - The normal life & health of J. Rengade-Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Neck vessels (arterial and venous) - J. Rengade's normal life & health. Drawing A.Demarle 1881

Neck vessels (arterial and venous) - J. Rengade's normal life & health. Drawing A.Demarle 1881
JAB4120398 Neck vessels (arterial and venous) - J. Rengade's normal life & health. Drawing A.Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Neck vessels (arterial and venous) - J

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Alcoholism, a Drunk - The normal life and health of J. Rengade.Drawing A. Demarle. 1881

Alcoholism, a Drunk - The normal life and health of J. Rengade.Drawing A. Demarle. 1881
JAB4120392 Alcoholism, a Drunk - The normal life and health of J. Rengade.Drawing A. Demarle. 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Alcoholism, a Drunk - The normal life and health of J)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Corset compression - Normal life and health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881

Corset compression - Normal life and health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120125 Corset compression - Normal life and health by J. Rengade. Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Corset compression - Normal life and health by J. Rengade)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Salivary glands (J. Rengade's normal life and health) - The mouth and saliva. Drawing A

Salivary glands (J. Rengade's normal life and health) - The mouth and saliva. Drawing A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120354 Salivary glands (J. Rengade's normal life and health) - The mouth and saliva. Drawing A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info.: Salivary glands (J)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: The Toilet of the Child - The Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing by A. Demarle 1881

The Toilet of the Child - The Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing by A. Demarle 1881
JAB4120244 The Toilet of the Child - The Normal Life & Health by J. Rengade. Drawing by A. Demarle 1881 by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); (add.info)

Background imageAnatomist Collection: Study of a Fowl Head and Neck, Lateral View, from A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of

Study of a Fowl Head and Neck, Lateral View, from A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human
XYC262893 Study of a Fowl Head and Neck, Lateral View, from A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human Body with that of a Tiger and a Common Fowl



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Anatomists have played a crucial role in unraveling the mysteries of the human body throughout history. One such pioneer was Robert Burton, whose extensive research and writings on anatomy left an indelible mark on the field. Another notable figure was EUSTACHIO Bartolomeo, an Italian anatomist who made significant contributions during the 16th century. Intriguingly, a lithograph titled "Odin questioning Mimir" captures the essence of curiosity that drives anatomists to seek knowledge. This thirst for understanding is exemplified by Sir Richard Owen, a renowned British anatomist from the 19th century whose work continues to inspire modern scientists. Richard Owen's dedication to his craft is evident in various depictions of him throughout history. In one caricature from Vanity Fair in 1873, aptly titled "Old bones, " he is portrayed as a distinguished scholar with wisdom etched onto his face. An image from his study at BMNH in 1883 showcases his meticulous approach towards dissecting and studying specimens. The intricate details captured in engravings like "The Sacred Heart of Jesus" or "The pollen of plants" demonstrate how anatomists explore not only human anatomy but also delve into other aspects of nature's design. Richard Owen himself had a profound impact on paleontology, as depicted in C016 / 5008 - an image that pays homage to his groundbreaking discoveries. Throughout history, heart anatomists have held a special place within this scientific realm. Figures like Guillaume Dupuytren and William Hunter dedicated their lives to unraveling the complexities of this vital organ. Their contributions paved the way for advancements in cardiac medicine that continue to save lives today. From ancient times until now, these brilliant minds have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our world through their tireless pursuit of knowledge about our bodies' inner workings. The legacy they leave behind serves as an inspiration for future generations aspiring to unravel the secrets of human anatomy.