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Paintings, human brain and pullet's egg by Franz [Andreas] Bauer

Reference number: PT/73/11/25

Date: 1825


Plate 29, figures 1-4 showing a portion of the cortical and medullary substance of the human brain having been frozen and thawed, pictured at various levels of magnification. Figure 4 showing a pullet's egg after impregnation, magnified x10, is pasted onto the sheet on which figures 1-3 are painted. Inscribed with publication and plate details. A pencil inscription in the bottom right reads 'For Sir E [Everard] Home's paper no XIX'. Signed in ink in bottom left, 'Franz Bauer del:'. Embossed stamp in bottom right corner showing a crown and 'Parsons'. Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Anatomy / Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Microscopical observations on the materials of the brain, and of the ova of animals, to show the analogy that exists between them' by Everard Home.

Read to the Royal Society on 3 June 1825.

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Watercolour on paper
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Franz Andreas Bauer

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Everard Home

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Franz Andreas Bauer, Everard Home, Paintings, human brain and pullet's egg by Franz [Andreas] Bauer, 1825, PT/73/11/25, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 February 2024

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