|| Catchpenny print - [Animals] 1. Giraffe. 2 Kamehl. 3. Elephant. 4. Tanz-Bär,.. 7. Rhinozeros. [etc.]. No. 80. Nürnberg [Nuremberg], P.W. Schwarz, ca. 1800. Oblong folio. ca. 32.5 x 40.5 cm. Full-page engraving with 13 pictures of animals arranged in three rows above each other, numbered 1 to 13, each animal standing on its own piece of ground with plants or a small tree, all finely coloured by hand. The explanatory titles to the numbers are engraved underneath the plate.<br>A rhino (ca. 9 x 5.5 cm.), detail of a German popular children's print depicting animals like a giraffe, camel, elephant with an Indian on his back, a dancing bear, a tiger, a salamander, rhinoceros, hippo, ibex, chamois, wolf, and a tortoise. Paul Wolfgang Schwarz (1766-1815), was court engraver to the Dukes of Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld and worked as an engraver and print-seller in Nuremberg. Cf. Thieme-Becker 30, p. 366
From the collection of Acanthus antiquariaat, Utrecht- NL : http://www.acanthus.nl/ Description by: Iris M. van Daalen.