Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 658 (Az.1.4)
Title: Anatomy of the human gravid uterus
Images: [ MS Hunter 658 fol. 12 ] [ MS Hunter 658 fol. 36 ]
Associated Websites: An artistic reinterpretation of William Hunter: Library Blog Post, May 2015
Date of Creation: 1774
Place of Creation: London, England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: J. van Rymsdyk. Original chalk drawings for William Hunter. (Engraved versions published in Anatomy of the human gravid uterus, London, 1774.)
Access: Access to originals by appointment only; slides or published engravings should be used.
Language: Not Assigned
Material Type: Drawing
Bibliography: William Hunter, Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata: the anatomy of the human gravid uterus (Birmingham, 1774) for engraved versions. See also: Patricia Archer, 'From the beginning: an historical review of medical art', Journal of audiovisual media in medicine, vol. 12 (1989), pp 51-62; Brian Cook, Contributions of the Hunter Brothers to our understanding of reproduction (Glasgow, 1992), no. 13; Martin Hopkinson, 'William Hunter, William Hogarth and "The anatomy of the human gravid uterus"', Burlington magazine, vol. 126 (1984), pp 156-159; Roberta McGrath, Seeing her sex: medical archives and the female body (Manchester, 2002), figs 18, 20-24; Robert Ollerenshaw, 'Dr Hunter's "Gravid uterus": a bicentenary note', Medical and biological illustration, vol. 24 (1974), pp 43-57; J.L. Thornton, Jan van Rymsdyk (Cambridge, 1982); J.L. Thornton and P.C. Want, 'Artist versus engraver in William Hunter's "Anatomy of the human gravid uterus", 1774', Medical and biological illustration, vol. 24 (1974), pp 137-139 - includes plate; J.L. Thornton and P.C. Want, 'Jan van Rymsdyk's illustrations of the gravid uterus drawn for Hunter, Smellie, Jenty and Denman', Journal of audiovisual media in medicine, vol. 2 (1979), pp 11-15; J.L. Thornton and P.C. Want, 'William Hunter's "The anatomy of the human gravid uterus" 1774-1974', Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of the British Commonwealth, new series, vol. 81 (1974), pp 1-10.
Exhibitions: Nos 1, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13 25, 27, 33 have been exhibited on the following occasion: 'Hunter Brothers', Glasgow University Library, July-September 1992.
Accession Number: 2482
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Related Material: See engraved versions, eg Hunterian Az.1.5 (published 1774).
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

artist: Jan van Rymsdyk fl.1740-1788
Artist.
commissioner: William Hunter 1718-1783
Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte, 1764-1783.
exhibition: Hunter Brothers 1992
Contributions of the Hunter Brothers to our understanding of reproduction: an exhibition from the University Library's collections, Glasgow University Library, 16 July-30 September, 1992.
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