The Bauer Brothers: Masters of Scientific Illustration


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Enjoy a rare opportunity to see botanical and zoological artworks by two of the most accomplished natural history artists of all time.

Franz (1758-1840) and his brother Ferdinand (1760-1826) were both talented artists, who spent their entire lives studying and drawing nature.

The brothers' careers took them on quite different paths, but both played an important role in documenting newly discovered wildlife from around the world, particularly plants.

Located in our Images of Nature gallery, this exhibition showcases the Museum Library's collection of the brothers' drawings and watercolours, which are not only beautiful but scientifically accurate. They have only occasionally been on public view before.

Venue Details & Map

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington station and exit where signposted or access via Exhibition Road.

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