Relief picture of a tiger and a lion

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.136

Description: Relief picture produced by Martin Kunz for instruction of blind students; may be a part of his Naturkunde [Natural History] series. "Pictures for the Blind" is printed along left edge in German, French, English, and Italian as follows: Abbildungen fur Blinde. Images a l'usage des aveugles. Pictures for the Blind. Immagini ad uso dei ciechi. Below this is printed "von M. Kunz." Creator's name and location are embossed in German braille, at bottom. The tiger illustration is at the top and the lion is at the bottom of the picture. The common name in German and the Latin species are provided in both print and braille, beneath each animal. Entire frontside of picture is varnished; backsides of raised illustrations are filled with gesso. Illustrations are worn through to the gesso in some places; some gesso is missing. Museum has several of Kunz' relief pictures and maps in its collection. Martin Kunz was director of the Blind Institute at Illzach, Germany and a leading producer of relief pictures and maps in the 1890s. --Tactile Pictures (Eriksson, 1998, p. 107).

Height: 15.625

Width: 12.5

Date Made: ca. 1890

Maker: Kunz, Martin

Place of Origin: Illzach, Germany

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1998.80

Subjects: Instructional aids, tools, and supplies. Tactile graphics Zoological illustration.

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Kunz, Martin

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/02/2021