Rhinoceros unicornis: Brodtmann 1824

Rhinoceros unicornis: Brodtmann 1824

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  • Title: Rhinoceros unicornis
  • Author: Karl Brodtmann
  • Date: 1824
  • Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 13" x 10" [Image]
  • Centimeters: 33.33 x 25.64 [Image]
  • Product ID: 001227

From Naturhistorische Bilder Gallerie aus dem Theirreiche (Natural History Picture Gallery of the Animal Kingdom)

Hand-colored lithograph of an Asian rhinoceros by Karl Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862), one of the most accomplished lithographers of the early-nineteenth century. Born in the city of Überlingen near the German-Swiss border, Brodtmann worked for much of his career in Zurich and Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He produced numerous hand-colored volumes of images related to natural history which served as instructional resources for bio- and zoologists. Brodtmann's lithographs also became sought-after collectibles for the aristocracy, a fact which attests to both the great beauty as well as the scientific accuracy of his work.