Title William Harvey dissecting the body of Thomas Parr. Oil painting, ca. 1900.



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Physical description 1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 37 x 49.3 cm
References Christopher Wright et al., British and Irish paintings in public collections, New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2006, p. 185
Summary Harvey's autopsy on the body of Thomas Parr was performed at the King's request on 16 November 1635, presumably at the Earl of Arundel's house in London, where Parr died. Harvey's report is available in translation (by Arnold Muirhead) in e.g. G. Keynes, The life of William Harvey, Oxford 1978, pp. 221-225, and in William Harvey, The circulation of the blood and other writings, London 1990, pp. 165-168
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 44587i
Subject name Harvey, William, 1578-1657.
Parr, Thomas, 1483?-1635.
Genre/Technique Oil paintings.
Copy photo no. V 17135
M 6327
System no. .b12023991
Record no. 44587i