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John Heaviside, after Johann Zoffany

1803
19th century
55.1 cm x 40.6 cm (21 11/16 in. x 16 in.)

Richard Earlom (London, England, 1743 - 1822, London, England) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, English
Medium and Support: Mezzotint
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Karen G. and Dr. Elgin W. Ware, Jr. Collection, 2005
Accession Number: 2005.164

As noted in the inscription, Heaviside was Royal surgeon to George III. He holds a human heart, while a spine rests in the jar behind him. These refer not only to his profession but to the well-known collection of anatomy and natural history that he assembled in his London home. Established and supported by a distinguished Texas physician and board member of the Texas Medical Association, the Ware Collection contains some 120 prints of medical imagery.

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