- Robert Brendel began in business in Breslau in 1866, making lovely and accurate models of enlarged flowers, and winning medals at major exhibitions: Moscow (1872), Cologne (1890), and Chicago (1893). Following Brendel’s death in 1898, his son Reinhold moved the firm to a suburb of Berlin and won several more exhibition medals.
- Ref: Graziana Fiorini, Luana Maekawa, and Peter Stiberc, “Save the Plants: Conservation of Brendel Anatomical Botany Models,” The Book and Paper Group Annual 27 (2008): 35-45
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Botanical Model
- model, botanical, papaver rhoeas
- Physical Description
- papier mache (overall material)
- wood (overall material)
- paper (overall material)
- overall: 17 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in x 8 in; 44.1325 cm x 29.21 cm x 20.32 cm
- ID Number
- model number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- University of Minnesota, School of Pharmacy
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Health & Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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