Pieter-Anton von Verschaffelt (1710-1793)

A Rhinoceros called ‘Miss Clara’ (1738-1758) Bronze, Model and Cast: Mannheim, Germany, about 1750-60 24.5 x 46.7 x 15 cm Plinth: 4 x 33 x 7.5 cm An enterprising Dutch sea captain, Douwe Mout van der Meer (1705-?), brought a young Indian rhinoceros to the Netherlands in 1741 and then toured her extensively across Europe. … Read more