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Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff. Stipple engraving by F.L. Lehmann, 1809, after L.H. Bojanus.
- Bojanus, Louis Henri, 1776-1827
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Dem Freunde gezeichnet von L. Bojanus, Profess. in Wilna. Gest[ochen] von F. Lehmann in Darmstadt 1809
Drawn by Dr.med. Ludwig Heinrich (von) Bojanus (b. 1776, Bouxwiller, Alsace, d. 1827, Darmstadt, Germany). He served 1806-1824 as Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Comparative Anatomy at the University of Vilnius (Wilna), then in tsarist Russia. He was probably acquainted with Georg Heinrich (von) Langsdorff (1774-1856) already during their studies at the Latin school of Bouxwiller around 1789-1790, then again in 1803 in Paris where both worked with the anatomist Georges Cuvier, and after 1808 when Langsdorff setlled in St Petersburg (1808-1812)
Engraved by Friedrich Leonhard Lehmann (1787-1835), who had trained in Darmstadt and practised there as a coppper engraver and printer ca. 1804-1816. In 1816, Bojanus recruited him to come to Vilnius (he needed a printer for the illustrations of his magnum opus on the European turtles), where he stayed until 1832 (the date of the closure of the university). The last years of his life he spent in Königsberg as printer at the university
R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 1679.1
Translation of lettering: To the friend, drawn by L. Bojanus, Prof. in Wilna. Engraved by F. Lehmann in Darmstadt 1809
Wellcome Library no. 5249i
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