Rhinoceros

1515
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 136; Meder 273, I; Schoch, Mende, Scherbaum 241, first ed.

Dimensions

Block, with inscription: 23.5 x 30.1 cm (9 1/4 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.247

Medium or Technique

Woodcut with letterpress

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Verso in graphite: 1st state, 1589, 6218ref, no. 176; bottom edge of mount in graphite: TRP. coll BM - 370, The Rhinocerus/(1st state), B.136, CD125, M273, K.299

Markings

Verso bottom center and bottom right 2 brown ink stamps "Tomas Harris"
Verso black ink stamp "BRITISH MUSEUM 1589-1585"
Verso brown ink stamp "BRITISH MUSEUM DUPLICATE" (Lugt 305) with pen & brown ink "A.E.P" at the center of the stamp

Provenance

British Museum, duplicate (Lugt 302 and 305); to Tomás Harris (b. 1908 - d. 1964), London; to P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London; 1968, sold by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd. to the MFA Boston. (Accession Date: June 12,1968)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard