|Artist||Edward Mitchell after Jean-Joseph Sue, and William Cheselden|
|Published||Edinburgh: Printed for MacLachlan and Stewart, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy London, 1824.|
|Dimensions||Image 250 x 190 mm, Plate 280 x 215 mm, Sheet 295 x 230 mm|
An illustration of a female skeleton after Sue, with a skeleton of an ostrich, based on the anatomical studies of Cheselden, beside it. These prints are from John Barclay's A Series of Engravings of the Human Skeleton, MacLachlan and Stewart, Edinburgh, 1824.
Edward Mitchell (fl. 1797-1845) was an Edinburgh engraver and occasional publisher. He wrote numerous treatises on anatomy and produced over 200 engraved anatomy plates.
Prof Jean-Joseph Sue FRS FRSE (1710-1792) was a French surgeon and anatomist.
William Cheselden (1688-1752) was an English surgeon, teacher and author on anatomy whose work helped to establish surgery as a scientific profession. His 1712 book Anatomy of the Human Body was extremely popular and ran to 13 editions as is was written in English rather than Latin. In 1733 he published Osteographia or the Anatomy of Bones, the first full and accurate description of the anatomy of the human skeletal system.
John Barclay FRSE FRCPE FRCSE FLS MWS (1758-1826) was a comparative anatomist and lecturer. Born in Cairn, Perthshire, Barclay initially studied theology at St. Andrew's and served served as a minister before going on to Edinburgh to study medicine Edinburgh. Barclay went on to study anatomy under Andrew Marshall in London before moving back to Edinburgh where he set himself up as an extramural lecturer in anatomy. His classes gradually grew in reputation and in 1804 he was formally recognised as a lecturer on anatomy and surgery by the Edinburgh College of Surgeons, and in 1806 he became a fellow of the Edinburgh College of Physicians.
Condition: Trimmed close to plate at top and left margin.