Sketch of the eclipse of the sun, 1820; handwritten "explanation of plate"; sketches including grain worms, root worms, dust brands of wheat; title jacket for "Prospectus Operis Botanici" by Joseph Plenck (1788); short note describing Bauer's sketch of 2 December 1829.
Bauer, Franz (1758-1840)
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS1015
- Dates of Creationc1788-c1829
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish German Latin
- Physical Description15 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Franz Bauer was born in Feldsberg, Austria in 1758; his first published botanical drawing appeared in 1771; moved to England in 1790 to take up a position of draughtsman at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew; amongst his publications was Strelitzia Depicta (1818). Bauer is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of botanical artists.
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Entry compiled by Richard Temple.
The Natural History Museum holds botanical notes and drawings, c1803-1840; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew holds memoranda and papers relevant to diseases in corn, c1805; Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford University holds drawings of Greek flora c1786; University College London holds letters to von Jacquin; the University of Göttingen holds drawings and manuscripts.
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