Animals in Brazil - rediscovered drawings by Frans Post

DATUM :8.9.2018. - 9.12.2018.
MJESTO :National Gallery Ireland


In 1636 the artist Frans post (1612-80) travelled to Brazil, then a Dutch colony, under the patronage of Governor Johan Maurits of Nassau. Post spent seven years drawing the exotic flora and fauna of Brazil. This showing of 34 coloured drawings of animals (recently discovered at the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem) will be complemented by the National Gallery of Ireland’s magnificent Brazilian landscape by Post (NGI.847) which depicts Dutch sugar plantations with alligators, armadillos, anteaters and monkeys in the foreground.