Reference numberPT/73/10/20
TitlePaintings, earthworm by Franz [Andreas] Bauer
DescriptionPlate 17 containing figures 1-3. Figure 1 shows a belly view of the earthworm, x2 magnification. Figure 2 shows the same worm under dissection, x2 magnification. Figure 3 is the upper portion of the same, showing details of the brain and nervous system, intestine, and sexual organs, x4 magnification. Inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed in ink lower left 'Franz Bauer del.' Royal Society stamp verso. Figures 1-2 are on the same board which has been pasted together with figure 3 on a single backing sheet.

Subject: Zoology / Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the double organs of generation of the lamprey, the conger eel, the common eel, the barnacle, and earth worm, which impregnate themselves; though the last from copulating, appear mutually to impregnate one another' by Everard Home.

Read to the Royal Society on 27 February 1823.
Physical descriptionWatercolour on artists' board
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0207
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1823.0014
Related records in the cataloguePT/16/13
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7476Bauer; Franz Andreas (1758 - 1840)1758 - 1840
NA4668Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon1756 - 1832
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