Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum
Art Gallery, Hull
7 June – 26 August 2014
Supported through the generosity of the Dorset Foundation
Recommend this exhibition
This touring exhibition explores our enduring curiosity about the animal world through the beautiful and bizarre imagery found in prints of the 15th to the early 19th centuries in the British Museum’s collection.
The exhibition features prints by well-known artists including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and George Stubbs, alongside lesser known and rarely seen treasures.
These small-scale, easily transported and comparatively affordable prints were accessible to many levels of society and are a fascinating record of early modern imagination and creativity.
28 February– 25 May 2014
5 October 2013 – 15 December 2013
Exhibition blog posts
Farewell to Curious Beasts
Alison Wright, exhibition curator, British Museum
Frederick Hendrik Van Hove, The famous Porcupine, engraving, second half of the 17th century