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Name Frisch, Johann Leonhard
Life Dates 1666-1743
Born: Sulzbach, Germany
Died: Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation naturalist
entomologist
linguist
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.4

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.4

"Waxwing and Thrush (Der Seiden-Schwantz and Die Blauxopfige)," hand-colored copperplate engraving from "Vorstellung der Vögel in Deutschlandes und beyläufig auch einiger Fremden; nach ihren Eigenschaften beschrieben (Presentation of the Birds of Germany)," by Johann Leonhard Frisch. 3rd Edition, 1817. First published Berlin: Friedrich Willhelm Birnstiel for the author, [1733] - 1763. Exhibition Label (Birds, Bugs, & Blooms, 2014): The development of taxidermy and the expansion of the glass industry greatly improved specimen preservation in the 1700s. Johann Frisch developed the innovation of keeping each of his bird specimens in a closed glass case, sealed from insects and dust. While hi

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.5

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.5

"Oriole Nest (Nest vom Widewal)," hand-colored copperplate engraving from "Vorstellung der Vögel in Deutschlandes und beyläufig auch einiger Fremden; nach ihren Eigenschaften beschrieben (Presentation of the Birds of Germany)," 3rd Edition, 1817. First published Berlin: Friedrich Willhelm Birnstiel for the author, [1733] - 1763. Exhibition label (Birds, Bugs, & Blooms, 2014): This work comes from the first German bird book featuring European and exotic birds, many of which were drawn from bird specimens in Frisch's and other private collections. The book also included innovations in subject matter and realistic technique, such as strikingly detailed drawings of birds' nests, and the pract