15 March 2016

Drawing Tuesday - Hunterian Museum

The museum of the Royal College of Surgeons dates back to the collection of John Hunter in the 18th century - I've written about it before (here) and you can find out more about its history here.

The Glass Gallery, on two floors; comparative anatomy above, pathology below (via)

Photography isn't allowed, but sketching stools are provided. We happily sat and drew, then lunched at one of the many eateries along Kingsway.
Janet K researched plastic surgery 1918, in the form of a 2004 sculpture - the
lifted skin shows the layers; the eye, lip, ear are left as normal. She finished with
a 2-minute drawing from a different angle

Janet B, too, ended with a very quick drawing, having warmed up with
half a dozen other subjects

Joyce used two art pens with soluble ink and started with the flaps.
Catching the detail was difficult, without knowing anatomy!

My collection of instruments for paediatric surgery and microsurgery

Michelle, who is left handed, remembered to draw on the right page first, so
that the skull wouldn't be smeared when she worked on the mammoth tooth

Sue's "Irish Giant" lived from 1761 to 1783; this is a facial reconstruction by Richard Neave
and Dennis Smith made in 2013; half of the bust is stripped back to the sinews.

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