- Museum number
- Object: Rhinocerus (Rhinoceros)
A rhinoceros; colour woodcut of a rhinoceros standing in profile to the right, the tone block printed in light pale, greyish blue, without any text, from the seventh edition published by Janssen after 1620. 1515
- Production date
1515 (first edition)
1620 (after (seventh edition))
Height: 214 millimetres
Width: 300 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- It is unclear whether this is a fragment of a broadside, or whether, as suggested by Meder, this edition was never printed with text.
Entry from 'Dürer and his Legacy':
'This is an impression of the seventh edition of Dürer's print, when the block was in the possession of the Amsterdam publisher, Willem Janssen. By the early seventeenth century, the block was very damaged - the border lines have chipped, there are numerous worm-holes, and the horizontal crack across the legs of the animal is very pronounced. In order to smarten up its appearance, and create a more pictorial image, Janssen re-issued the block with the addition of a new tone block printed in a variety of colours, olive-green and dark green, as well as blue-grey.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002/3 Dec-Mar, BM, Dürer and his Legacy, no. 244
2012 Apr-Aug, UAE, Abu Dhabi. Treasures
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The print is now laid down. The register gives as the provenance: Mariette, Marochetti, Artaria and Christopher Head, plus two others [MIP and ACLBC] that were then unidentified.
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