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Rhinocerus (Rhinoceros)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1877,0609.71

  • Title (object)

    • Rhinocerus (Rhinoceros)
  • Description

    A rhinoceros; colour woodcut of a rhinoceros standing in profile to the right, the tone block printed in light olive green, without any text, from the seventh edition published by Janssen in Amsterdam after 1620. 1515
    Woodcut

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1515 (first edition)
    • 1620 (after (seventh edition))
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 213 millimetres
    • Width: 300 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed, dated, and titled on the block.
  • 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.
    This edition was published by Willem Janssen, printed after 1620.
    See Dürer and his Legacy, BM exh.cat. (2002), chapter 11.

  • Bibliography

    • Meder 1932 273.7 bibliographic details
    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 I.307.125c (eighth edition) bibliographic details
    • Schoch 2001-04 II.241.7 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VII.147.136 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2013 Oct-Dec, Warwickshire, Compton Verney, Curious Beasts
    2014 March-May, Belfast, Ulster Museum, Curious Beasts
    2014 June-Aug, Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Curious Beasts
    2016-2017 21 Oct-5 Feb, Adelaide, South Australian Museum: ‘Curious Beasts’

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1877,0609.71

Fragment of a seventh edition of a broadside on a rhinoceros; with a chiaroscuro woodcut of a rhinoceros standing in profile to the r, the tone block printed in light olive green, without any text.  1515 Woodcut

Fragment of a seventh edition of a broadside on a rhinoceros; with a chiaroscuro woodcut of a rhinoceros standing in profile to the r, the tone block printed in light olive green, without any text. 1515 Woodcut

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