Reference numberPT/73/8/17
TitlePaintings, Baffin's Bay red snow fungus by Franz [Andreas] Bauer
DescriptionPlate 17 containing five figures showing Bauer's attempts to grow algae in glass jars from specimens returned to England by Captain John Ross's expedition to Baffin's Bay [Baffin Bay, between Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada and Greenland]. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed lower left 'Franz Bauer del.' Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Botany / Biology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Some experiments on the fungi which constitute the colouring matter of the red snow discovered in Baffin's Bay' by Franz Bauer.

Read to the Royal Society on 11 May 1820.
Physical descriptionWatercolour on artists' paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0128
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1820.0013
Related records in the cataloguePT/14/15
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7476Bauer; Franz Andreas (1758 - 1840)1758 - 1840
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