Albrecht Dürer made this famous print of a ‘fast, lively and cunning’ rhino without ever seeing one. A rhinoceros arrived in Portugal in 1515, and Dürer produced this print from a description.

The Renaissance artist died #otd in 1528

(via @britishmuseum)

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