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  AMERICA 
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HEUVEL, Gerrit van den. [An extremely scarce etching of an American Bison]
Bison Iubatus. Rotterdam: Leendert Brasser, c.1766. Etching. 170 x 225mm. Trimmed within plate, old folds.
An early portrait of a bison, etched by Leendert Brasser (1727-93) after Gerrit van den Heuvel (1725-1809). The bison pictured was not wild but in a menagerie belonging to Arnout Vosmaer (1720-1799), who wrote ''Beschryving van den Amerikaanschen gebulten stier genaamd bison'', one of many pamphlets describing the rare animals in his collection, containing another version of this image. He founded his zoo in 1756, but soon it attracted the attention of Anne, Princess of Orange (daughter of George II of Great Britain) who bought the collection and appointed Vosmaer director. The only other example of this etching we can find is in the Rijksmuseum. RIJKSMUSEUM: RP-P-BI-4799.
[Ref: 18223]    £500.00 ($673 • €570 rates)


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