Unknown drawings French Post found

Unknown drawings French Post found

In the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem are 34 unknown drawings found of Frans Post.

The seventeenth-century painter and artist, became famous with paintings of Brazilian landscapes, in which many of the native animals and plants to see. He traveled between 1637 and 1644 in Brazil in the consequence of the governor of the colony of Dutch Brazil, Johan Maurits of Nassau. The discovery of the signed preliminary studies is announced on Thursday at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

It is going to be drawings of animals such as capybara (a rodent), witlippekari (a varkenachtig animal), grijpstaartstekelvarken, negenbandgordeldier, jaguar and witooropossum. The 34 works in 2010 were discovered by accident in a folder which also contains drawings of another artist were. Long-term research has shown that these drawings of Post.

The discovered drawings by Frans Post from October 7 until January 8, exhibited in the Rijksmuseum. In addition to any drawn animal is then a true (set up) instance from the Leiden museum Naturalis. Specially for children has biologist, tv presenter and Naturalis-researcher Freek Vonk, an audio tour narrated.

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