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Chimpanzee

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1882,0311.1183

  • Title (object)

    • Chimpanzee
  • Description

    Chimpanzee holding a bowl and standing in landscape; in the background, man shooting arrows at chimpanzees climbing a palm tree on the left and three chimpanzees on the right. 1738 Etching with some engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1738
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 400 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 203 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: 'Scotin sculp. A. D. 1738 - h. Gravelot ad Vivum delint.', publication address: 'Publish'd Nov. 27 1738 according to the late Act', title, six lines of English inscription, and dedication to Sir Hans Sloane.
  • Curator's comments

    Another impression, see 1914,0520.554.

    Lit.: Ingrid Faust, 'Zoologische Einblattdrucke und Flugschriften vor 1800', Band II, Stuttgart, 1999, cat. no. 235.

  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1882

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1882,0311.1183

Chimpanzee holding a bowl and standing in landscape; in the background, man shooting arrows at chimpanzees climbing a palm tree on the left and three chimpanzees on the right.  1738 Etching with some engraving

Recto

Chimpanzee holding a bowl and standing in landscape; in the background, man shooting arrows at chimpanzees climbing a palm tree on the left and three chimpanzees on the right. 1738 Etching with some engraving

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