Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata), Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, after Joris Hoefnagel, c. 1596 - c. 1610

Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata), Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt, after Joris Hoefnagel, c. 1596 - c. 1610

brush, h 180mm × w 178mm More details

The artist skilfully used only the point of the brush – not a pen – to make this image. He may have copied the porcupine from a watercolour by Joris Hoefnagel preserved in another set of albums once owned by Rudolph II. There is no doubt, however, that this drawing is by De Boodt. It bears a signature, and he added a list at upper left with the animal’s name in eight languages.

This work belongs to Album met viervoeters (RP-T-BR-2017-1-2)

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