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Two new sets in Wageningen University & Research Image Collections

Published on
November 23, 2019

Recently two new sets of images were added to the Wageningen University and Research Image Collections: anatomical models and drawings of apple and pear varieties.

Anatomical models

In the late 19th century the Rijkslandbouwschool in Wageningen acquired several anatomic models made by Dr Louis Auzoux (1797-1880). These very accurate veterinary papier mâché models were used in anatomy classes and are now considered to be unique academic heritage.

The most striking piece is a full size anatomical model of a stallion, made of painted paper maché and iron wire. The horse's abdomen can be opened by raising up head and shoulders, and its organs are detachable. The new Image Collection consists of 29 photos in high resolution of the horse and its dissectable parts.

Plant Breeding

The development of new plant varieties has historically been an important topic in research and education at WUR. The new Image Collection Plant Breeding consists of drawings and paintings of apple and pear varietes by H. Ramaer (1874-1958) and Prof. ir. A.M. Sprenger. Ramaer was a drawing teacher and Sprenger a professor in horticulture. Their drawings and paintings were used in plant breeding education in the first half of the 20th century.

Stilleven met appels
Stilleven met appels
Reinette Bauman
Reinette Bauman
Present of England
Present of England