Feeding Mule - Rear, from Die Zweite Thierfolge

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1800

Artist:

Johann Christian Reinhart
German, 1761-1847

About this artwork

One of Reinhart’s rare departures from a lifelong focus on landscapes, this realistic pair of etchings (2013.439–440) depicts two views of a single mule standing in the Italian countryside. The mule’s dual positioning possibly alludes to Renaissance-era studies of the female nude. Thus the mule becomes not just a prop in a landscape, but the artwork’s protagonist, a carefully studied figure atop a familiarly bucolic ground.

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Artist

Johann Christian Reinhart

Title

Feeding Mule - Rear, from Die Zweite Thierfolge

Origin

Germany

Date

1800

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

144 x 108 mm (plate); 169 x 134 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.440

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