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10080 Botanical model, Dianthus caryophyllys, Caryophyllaceae (Pink), mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, c. 1880. Click to enlarge.

Model of Dianthus flower

Made by Auzoux, Louis, c 1880.

In the second half of the nineteenth century interest in the anatomical structure of the animal and vegetable world increased markedly. This led to problems acquiring human bodies for educational purposes and zoological and botanical specimens from the more remote parts of the globe. As a result there was an increased demand for models which were structurally correct and robust enough to withstand the classroom environment.

Traditionally wax had been used to make models but wax models were del...

Summary

Object No.

10080

Object Statement

Botanical model, Dianthus caryophyllys, Caryophyllaceae (Pink), mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, c. 1880

Physical Description

Botanical model, Dianthus caryophyllys, Caryophyllaceae (Pink), mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, c. 1880

Production

Notes

This botanical model was manufactured c 1880, probably in Paris, France.

Made

Auzoux, Louis c 1880

History

Notes

The model was purchased from Dr Auzoux.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1885

Acquisition Date

8 October 1885

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Harvard

Model of Dianthus flower 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/106>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/106 |title=Model of Dianthus flower |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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