Animal prints
September 12, 2006 7:54 PM   Subscribe

Clara the rhinoceros. Hansken the elephant. Monster from the deep. Prints from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam [previously].
posted by tellurian (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for this i will save it for later
posted by longsleeves at 8:47 PM on September 12, 2006

Seeing an elephant was a rare and worldly experience in the 18th century. Thus the phrase "seen the elephant". "Seen the rhinoceros" never caught on. Nowadays we have "elephant in the room" - no one sees it.
posted by stbalbach at 8:52 PM on September 12, 2006

Great post, thanks. Perhaps I'm a bit thick, but I had to blunder around the site a bit to see where you got those images from, this looks like a good starting place to browse.

Carry on.
posted by marxchivist at 8:57 PM on September 12, 2006

Clara's story. Hansken's story. Zee monster's story.
posted by tellurian at 9:03 PM on September 12, 2006

Wow. Lot's more in addition to animals.
posted by marxchivist at 9:06 PM on September 12, 2006

i just learned about clara this summer. a local artist, Claire Cowie, did an installation based on clara.
posted by Bear at 10:07 PM on September 12, 2006

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