Head of a Buffalo, 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

Like the nearby Four Dogs (2013.437), this etching reflects Reinhart’s affection for hunting. In most of his depictions of animals, he included the entire body, but he truncated this image of a buffalo. It may be reference to the well-known practice of mounting animal heads and other parts as trophies after a successful hunt.

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Artist

Johann Christian Reinhart

Title

Head of a Buffalo, from Die Zweite Thierfolge

Origin

Germany

Date

1800

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

147 x 106 mm (plate); 177 x 132 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2013.442

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