Female breast

On the Anatomy of the Breast, (London, 1840)
Author: COOPER, Astley (1768–1841) Artist: N/A

Drawn from Cooper’s own anatomical preparations, which were injected with coloured wax, these colourful lithographs show the mammary glands and lactiferous ducts as sectioned through the nipple. The superb and brilliantly hand-coloured lithographs are outstanding for their artistic qualities, reminiscent of modern abstract art.

Wunderkammer is a gallery of unique medical art from the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library.