|Artist||Edward Mitchell after Jean-Joseph Sue|
|Published||Edinburgh: Printed for MacLachlan and Stewart, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy London, 1824.|
|Dimensions||Image 205 x 230 mm, Plate 220 x 285 mm, Sheet 232 x 295 mm|
A comparative illustration of male, female, and foetal skeletons 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.
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: Some time toning and offsetting. Trimmed close to plate mark, as issued.