Dromedary in an Eastern Landscape with a City, Maerten de Vos, Hans Rottenhammer (I) (rejected attribution), c. 1600

Dromedary in an Eastern Landscape with a City, Maerten de Vos, Hans Rottenhammer (I) (rejected attribution), c. 1600

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Duke Johann Albrecht I of Mecklenburg engaged the Flemish artist Maerten de Vos to paint ten life-sized scenes of real and imaginary animals, including a dromedary and a unicorn. This drawing was probably made after De Vos’ painting of the dromedary. The artist rendered the animal’s coat and characteristic head in a painterly manner. However, he miscalculated its proportions; the head is too large for the body.

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