Albrecht Dürer’s The Rhinoceros: the most influential animal picture ever?

By Skye Sherwin

Created in 1515 Dürer's woodcut shaped public perceptions of the creature for more than two centuries. It's a pre-eminent example of art besting reality

Albrecht Dürer had a showman's instincts for killer subject matter. When history's greatest print-maker decided to create an image of the rhinoceros that had visited Lisbon in 1515, it became one of the most influential animal pictures ever.

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