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- Object: Dieser Elephant ist kommen auß Indien zu Schiff in Hollandt...
A broadside on an elephant; with a woodcut depicting the elephant 'Hansken' in profile to the left, holding a sword with its trunk; with letterpress title and a list of the elephant's measurements, and with a border of type ornaments. 1650
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Height: 278 millimetres (printed area)
Height: 74 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 150 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 115 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- For the black chalk drawing by Rembrandt and for comment on the elephant 'Hansken', see Gg,2.259.
For a similar broadside of 1652 with an reversed image of the same elephant, see 1880,0710.515.
Literature: Drugulin 2317; S. Oettermann, Die Schaukunst am Elefanten, Frankfurt am Main, 1982, p.127 reproduces a similar broadside of 1651(in BL); M. Roscam Abbing, 'Rembrandt's Elephant: The Story of Hansken', Amsterdam, 2006, pp.38-41.
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