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Painting, blood vessels on the capsule of the crystalline lens by H Holmes

Reference number: PT/75/1/29

Date: 05 December 1840


Plate 16, figure 6 showing the distribution of blood vessels on the posterior part of the capsule of the crystalline lens from a human foetus of four to five months. Inscribed with publication and plate details. A thin covering sheet reads 'No. 19' in ink recto; description of plate verso. Signed in ink bottom right 'H. Holmes. Dec. 5 1840.'

Subject: Physiology / Anatomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Researches, tending to prove the non-vascularity and the peculiar uniform mode of organization and nutrition of certain animal tissues, viz. articular cartilage, and the cartilage of the different classes of fibro-cartilage; the cornea, the crystalline lens, and the vitreous humour; and the epidermoid appendages' by Joseph Toynbee.

Received by the Royal Society on 21 April 1841. Read 20 May 1841.

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05 December 1840
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Watercolour on artists' paper
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3 pages

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Joseph Toynbee

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