Painting by Numbers

The Life and Art if Ferdinand Bauer

171253
David Mabberley

Description

Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. Hand-picked by Joseph Banks, in 1801–1805 Bauer accompanied Matthew Flinders during his circumnavigation of Australia, and lived in New South Wales and Norfolk Island. Already celebrated in Europe for the precision and beauty of his paintings, it was during this commission that Bauer perfected the technique of sketching and colour-coding in the field, and then colouring later – painting by numbers.

This fascinating new study of Bauer's work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia. Written by one of the world's foremost botanical scholars, Painting by Numbers reveals Bauer's innovative colour-coding technique for the first time.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    248
  • Dimensions
    300 x 235 mm
  • ISBN
    9781742235226
  • Code
    171253
  • Status
    Currently out of stock – due in about 10 days
Our Price
$69.99