C1826

[MUSCLES] Dissection of the groin and thigh.]

Artist:

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

Scarce first edition anatomical engraving by William Home Lizars (1788-1859) the talented Edinburgh artist and head of the publishing and engraving firm originally established by Daniel Lizars (1754-1812 ) for John Lizars the anatomist for his, System of Anatomical Plates, published Edinburgh … Read Full Description

$A 225

S/N: LIZANA-044–361628
(DRW04)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

[MUSCLES] Dissection of the groin and thigh.]

Date:

C1826

Artist:

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

270mm 
x 430mm
AUTHENTICITY
[MUSCLES] Dissection of the groin and thigh.] - Antique Print from 1826

Genuine antique
dated:

1826

Description:

Scarce first edition anatomical engraving by William Home Lizars (1788-1859) the talented Edinburgh artist and head of the publishing and engraving firm originally established by Daniel Lizars (1754-1812 ) for John Lizars the anatomist for his, System of Anatomical Plates, published Edinburgh 1822-1826. This series represented the highest quality of artistic production available in Scotland at the time.

References: Cushing L313; Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp 504-8; Waller 5950; Wellcome III, p 531.

From, John Lizars (1792-1860), A System of anatomical plates of the human body, accompanied with descriptions and physiological, pathological, and surgical observations. Edinburgh

John Lizars was the son of the Edinburgh publisher and engraver, Daniel Lizars, who engraved the plates for Sir Charles Bell’s books. John became a pupil of John Bell, before serving as a naval surgeon, seeing active service in the Peninsular War. Returning to Edinburgh in 1815, he lectured on anatomy and physiology, firstly at Bell’s and Robert Allen’s extramural school, then on his own, to average audiences of 150 students. He also ran a successful private surgical practice, before becoming Professor of Surgery at the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

Collections:
King’s College London:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 53.599.7
Royal Academy, London: Record number 06/4023
Smithsonian:  Source No.: (OCoLC)ocm06070422
State Library Victoria: RARESEF 611 L76
University of Toronto, Anatomia Collection: RBAI069

Artist:

William Home Lizars (1788-1859)
Lizars was born at Edinburgh in 1788. He was an artist and engraver, the son of Daniel Lizars, and brother of the surgeon John Lizars. His sister Jean (Jane) Home married Sir William Jardine. His father was a publisher and an engraver and Lizars was apprenticed to his father. He furthered his studies at the Trustees’ Academy, Edinburgh. Lizars took over his fathers business on his death. Lizars met J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826 and agreed to publish Audubon’s, Birds of America. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.