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.