Head of a young Indian elephant, Elephas maximus.
This pen drawing of a young elephant from William V’s menagerie was done by J. Camper, son of Petrus Camper (1722-1789). The Artis Library has three drawings by Petrus Camper of the elephants Hans and Parkie. During the French occupation these two elephants were transported to Paris in specially made vehicles as war loot and were exhibited in the Jardin des Plantes. Little is known about the elephant depicted here; but the drawing was certainly done before Hans and Parkie arrived in the Netherlands.
Maker: J. CamperVerv.jaar: 1774Techniek: Ink over pencil
- Date of creation
- Iconographia Zoologica: A Paper Animal Kingdom
- UBA01:IZA1000100, Iconographia Zoologica: een papieren dierenrijk, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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