- Museum number
Object: Elephantus, Belluarum maxima, & prudentissima.
Object: Diser Elephant kan 36. sehr schöne Kunststücke.
A broadside on an elephant; with a woodcut depicting the elephant 'Hansken' in profile to the right, holding a sword with its trunk; with letterpress title and a list of the elephant's measurements, and with a border of type ornaments. (n.p.:)
- Production date
Height: 275 millimetres (printed area)
Height: 75 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 155 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 114 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 1650 with an reversed image of the same elephant, see 1880,0710.514.
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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- Acquisition date
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