8 Anatomical Heart Drawings
I am sharing a fascinating collection of Vintage Anatomical Heart Drawings! I have scanned these from old Science Books and antique Anatomy Books that I have bought over the years. I come from a medical family and I truly find those Antique Medical books very interesting. My Dad was a Pathologist and my Mom, Sister, Brother-in-Law, and Niece are all nurses. In fact my 83 year old Mother just retired from Nursing! Anyway, in this assortment you can take a look at the anatomy of the human heart. These Anatomical Heart Medical Illustrations are highly detailed drawings that blend art with science. Included below are a magnificent color Heart Illustration, Along with four monotype prints, which are possibly woodcuts, engravings, or lithographs. They might be fun to use in your Valentine’s Day Craft or Mixed Media Projects! You might also want to create a heart themed Junk Journal from these beautiful Anatomical Heart Images. Or perhaps a Handmade greeting card for your favorite Cardiologist.
Anatomical Heart Graphic Illustrations
Above is a pair of wonderful monotype Anatomical Heart Images from a Vintage Circa 1884 Science Book! I am offering two versions–a black and white as well as a red version. In this detailed Anatomical Heart Graphic, I think it is fascinating how the parts intertwine and circle each other. I love the two wing shaped sections at the top left and middle right (see the C and D areas of the illustration). To me they seem to be embracing the heart. Isn’t that captivating? I think this is an engraving or a lithograph. I have seen these Anatomical Heart Medical Illustrations used in everything from Shrinky Dink Jewelry to Pillows!
Shown above is a simple line Anatomical Heart Drawing. This one was scanned from a Circa 1913 Antique Dictionary in my collection. This would be a nice one to color in with markers or pencils.
Next in our collection of Vintage Anatomical Heart Pictures, I have this black and white Anatomical Heart, which appears to me like a pencil drawn wood cut. It comes from an 1890’s Antique Anatomy book. All of the major sections of the heart are labeled including Aorta, Pulmonary Artery, Pulmonary Veins, Superior Vena Cava and Inferior Vena Cava. The veins and vessels look like trees and branches to me. Isn’t it intriguing how patterns are repeated throughout nature? I’ve made a red version as well, in case you want to use it on a Valentine’s Day card or project!
I was going through some of my old books and happened upon this one, so I thought I would scan it and add it to this collection. You can see many more blood vessels, veins and arteries on this highly detailed medical drawing.
Color Human Heart Drawing
Above is a medical diagram of an Anatomical Heart Drawing from an old Nurses Anatomy book. It is a full color Heart Illustration with blue and red sections along with black and white. It is an anatomically correct heart drawing illustrating valves, veins, vessels, ventricles, chambers, etc. All of these are noted with text descriptions. There is a full range of tonal values in this traditional pencil technique Medical Illustration. It is a unique artwork indeed and very interesting to view. It’s unfortunately not a huge image, this is one that I scanned many years ago, before I understand resolution and such. I have been trying to find this page so that I can rescan it, but as of yet I have not been able to locate it.
I did manage to find this one from the same book. It is a high resolution scan and hopefully one that you can find a use for.
Here is the latest addition to this collection. This one is not a realistic medical diagram, it’s more of an artistic type illustration. I thought it was cool though and could be fun in your handmade cards!
I hope you enjoyed this curated collection of Vintage Anatomical Heart Drawings. You might also like Vintage Human Organ Drawings Here (including Lungs, Brains, Liver and more) or our Free Valentine Images HERE