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[Frustules of Diatoms]

Artist:
Attributed to Julius Wiesner (Austrian, 1838–1916)
Date:
ca. 1870
Medium:
Cyanotype
Dimensions:
9.8 x 7.9 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Steven Ames Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.108
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, recto BL to BR: "Fächer-Rosetta"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BC [upside down] "340 Formen"
Julius Wiesner estate; ["a German book dealer," 2010]; [Galerie Lumière des Roses, Montreuil, France]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 61," February 12, 2013–June 2, 2013.

This photograph of an arrangement of skeletons of plankton, seen through the microscope was found with two similar cyanotypes among the papers of Julius Wiesner, a famed Austrian botanist and Professor of the Anatomy and Physiology of Plants at the University of Vienna.
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