An exquisite eye: the Australian flora and fauna drawings 1801-1820 of Ferdinand Bauer

Ferdinand Bauer is perhaps the greatest natural history illustrator of all time. The 65 exquisite works in this exhibition were drawn on Bauer’s voyage around Australia with Matthew Flinders on the Investigator between 1801 and 1803. The images were more than accurate scientific depictions of the exotic plants and animals collected in Australia, they were extraordinary works of art in their own right.

Produced by the Historic Houses Trust from collections of the Natural History Museum, London.

Principal Sponsors The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Australian, in Association with the Sydney Festival.

Toured to the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

13 December 1997 - 19 April 1998

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