I drew this pretty kidney in two days. :o
Dissection of the posterior body cavity, showing the kidney in situ. Both the dissection and the drawing were done in 2010
General anatomy of the abdominothoracic region and its organs, including the female generative organs.
Anatomie Methodique, ou, Organographie Humaine. Jean-Baptiste Sarlandière, 1829.
Blood vessels and surrounding structures of the kidney
Non-pathological veins and arterial vessels. The yellow structure coming off the kidney is the ureter.
The renal artery delivers blood to the kidneys, where it’s filtered and has the water-soluble impurities removed. The renal vein returns the filtered blood to the heart, and the waste products are transported to the bladder via the ureter.
A Textbook of Genito-Urinary Diseases. Translated by Charles W. Bonney. Dr. Leopold Casper, 1912.