Banksia by Bauer

Ferdinand Lucas Bauer (1760-1826)
Banksia speciosa R.Brown (Showy or Ricrac banksia), c.1811.
Watercolour on paper, 524 x 356 mm.

Ferdinand Bauer is internationally regarded as an outstanding botanical artist. His depictions of the Australian flora and fauna, which he made during the voyage of HMS Investigator (1801-1803) under the command of Captain Flinders, represents one of the greatest achievements in the annals of natural history art.

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