Reference numberPT/73/11/25
TitlePaintings, human brain and pullet's egg by Franz [Andreas] Bauer
DescriptionPlate 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.
Physical descriptionWatercolour on paper
Dimensions232x196mm [irregular]
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1825.0021
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0266
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7476Bauer; Franz Andreas (1758 - 1840)1758 - 1840
NA4668Home; Sir; Everard (1756 - 1832); surgeon1756 - 1832
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