Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731)

On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections is Frederik Ruysch's Opera omnia anatomico-medico-chirurgica (Amstelodami : Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1737). The relatively tame subject matter of this particular volume is in stark opposition to his more famous anatomical still lives, and was illustrated by the master engraver Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759), longtime collaborator of Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770).

Figures 66 and 67

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

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