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Paintings, hen's egg and dissected embryo by Franz [Andreas] Bauer

Reference number: PT/73/9/42

Date: 1822


Plate 39 containing three figures showing the egg at eighteen days' development with the egg opened to show the embryo in situ and the embryo dissected to show the yolk being drawn into the body. With publication and plate details inscribed. Signed lower left 'Franz Bauer del.' Royal Society stamp verso. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Zoology / Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Observations on the changes the egg undergoes during incubation in the common fowl, illustrated by microscopical drawings' by Everard Home.

Read to the Royal Society on 16 May 1822.

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Watercolour on artists' board
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Franz Andreas Bauer

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Everard Home

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Franz Andreas Bauer, Everard Home, Paintings, hen's egg and dissected embryo by Franz [Andreas] Bauer, 1822, PT/73/9/42, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 May 2024

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