Punch,  52 (1867), 219.

Dissecting Room, Zoological Society

Ernest Griset


Illustration, Drollery

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Ernest Griset


Zoological Gardens, Zoology, Dissection, Scientific Practitioners

    An ironic representation of a 'dissecting room' in which 'Scientific Celebrities' take the 'Cast of a Whale'. Far from showing a hygienic dissecting room and orderly scientific practitioners, this illustration shows several labourers cleaning a stranded whale with brooms and mops.

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