Ferdinand Bauer, Banksia coccinea from Illustrationes florae Novae Hollandiae, stipple engraved on copper, hand-coloured 1813, published 1989 by Alecto Historical Editions in association with the British Museum (Natural History), London, 38.7 x 25 cm, Acquired with the support of the University of the Third Age in commemoration of Flinders University’s 50th Anniversary
Truth & Beauty
The botanical works of Ferdinand Bauer
3 December - 5 February 2016
Flinders University City Gallery
State Library of South Australia
Ferdinand Bauer (1760 – 1826) was an Austrian born botanical draughtsman. In the early 1800s he was one of six scientists selected to join Captain Matthew Flinders in the scientific expedition that would chart Australia’s coastline and document its flora and fauna.
Bauer returned to England in 1805 with sketches of more than 1500 plants. This exhibition draws on the McCarthy Collection of prints and illustrated publications by and about Bauer to explore the fusion of art and science in his remarkable work.
Curated by Fiona Salmon and Tony Kanellos
A Flinders University Museum of Art exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Economic Botany, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) is generously supported by people who share the belief that art matters.
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