Animals: BRODTMANN, Karl Joseph, Rhinoceros, Original, Rare, Lithograph, c1830
Artist: Brodtman, Kahl Joseph
Print Size: 33cm x 23cm
Condition: very good
Technique: hand colored stone lithograph
Description: Rhinoceros RARE, (hand coloured stone lithograph, c1830)
Biography: BRODMANN (1787-1862)
Brodtmann was born in Überlingen, Switzerland
He produced excellent lithographs of mammals, birds, fish and people in the post-Linnaean "'Age of Enlightenment". Natural history specimens were depicted in hand-coloured sets for the use of biologists and the aristocracy, the latter being not only great patrons of the arts and sciences, but including many who were actively interested in fauna and flora. Brodtmann was brilliant at portraying animals of beauty, livliness and with scientific accuracy. The artists respected scientific accuracy and often displayed a remarkable sense of aesthetics.
Brodtmann's natural history lithographs include Heinrich Rudolf Schinz's works on reptiles and birds, published in the early 1830s. Brodtmann also produced natural history lithographs, as Naturhistorische Bilder Gallerie aus dem Thierreiche. 
Brodtmann died, aged 75, in Basel.