Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter HF191
Date of Creation: Between 1699 and 1782
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter HF
Content: Nine sketches and final drawings of three states of the female pelvis, sagittal section, dissected by Robert Nesbitt 1746 and drawn by B. Nebot. Two of the views have been engraved by G. Van de Gucht, and are figures III and IV representing the state of the uterus and associated tissues five days post partum. It has not been possible to find what, if any, published work they formed part of. Robert Nesbitt, colleague of James Douglas, and author. B. Nebot painted a portrait of Captain Thomas Coram, the founder of the Foundling Hospital, engraved by Brooke 1751. G. Van de Gucht engraved many plates for James Douglas and other anatomists. Hunter may have acquired these drawings and plates at the sale of Robert Nesbitt's Library 1761. These may be part of the figures described by Petrus Camper, Itinera in Angliam 1745-1785, Opuscula Selecta Neerlandica de Arte medica 1939, p.15, 'in order to demonstrate everything better in their true position, he shewed the pelvis dissected straight down to the os pubis and sacrum... Then I saw the pelvis dissected in this way by Dr. D. Nisbeth, the figure of which he had drawn and engraved...'
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Material Type: Drawing
Accession Number: 2502
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

artist: Balthasar Nebot fl.1737-1751
Artist.
engraver: Gerard van der Gucht 1696-1776
Engraver.
subject: Robert Nesbitt 1697-1761
Physician.
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