- Museum number
- Object: Rhinocerus
Broadside on a rhinoceros, with a woodcut of a rhinoceros standing in profile to the right, and five and a half lines letterpress above; from the second edition. 1515
Woodcut and letterpress
- Production date
Height: 244 millimetres (printed area)
Height: 213 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 302 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 300 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- Schoch dates the printing of this second edition to about 1540. However, the typeface of the lettering here suggests a date closer to the first edition of 1515, so it is more likely that it was printed c.1515-1520.
See G.Bartrum, ' Dürer and his Legacy' exhibition catalogue, London, British Museum, 2002, chapter 11 for Dürer's drawing for this woodcut, and related prints.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 June-Nov, Sth Korea, Ulsan Museum, Fantastic Creatures/BM tour
2012 Jan-May, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Fantastic Creatures/BM tour
2014-15 16 Oct-25 Jan: BM 'Germany: Memories of a Nation
2017 1 Mar-31 May, National Museum of China, Beijing, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2017 28 Jun-08 Oct, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2018 19 Apr-22 Jul, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2019 15 May-9 Sept, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bequeathed by Joseph Nollekens, subject to a life interest to Francis Douce, 1834.
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