Painting by numbers

29 April 2017 9 July 2017

Venue:

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)

Contact:

Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094

Description

Ferdinand Bauer was the artist behind one of the world's great botanical books, the Flora Graeca (1806-40). Bauer made hundreds of pencil sketches of plants and animals when he explored the eastern Mediterranean in 1786-87. Modern scientific analyses reveal the techniques Bauer used to transform his sketches into more than 1,200 of the finest natural history illustrations ever made.

Image: MS. Sherard 245, fol. 60r (orchid)

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Booking

Admission free

This event is listed under: Displays; Free events
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