Yesterday, a mule; today a donkey: Jaques de Gheyn and the portrayal of natural motifs

Trained sight, disciplined gaze: following the previous post on Rubens’ pacing mule, here we have Jacques de Gheyn and his wonderful Three studies of a donkey (from the exhibition catalogue Jacques de Gheyn II, 1565-1629: drawings. Rotterdam: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1986, cat. no. 76)

Donkey

About Jose Ramon Marcaida

I’m a historian of science interested in the history of early modern Iberian science and its connection with Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. More generally, I’m interested in the relation between texts, images and things across the Humanities.
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