Relief picture of grouse, partridge, guinea hen and turkey

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.143

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 at the top 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, Illzach-Mulhausen." Creator's name and and location are embossed in German braille, at bottom. Picture shows four birds of different species: the black grouse (upper left), the partridge (upper right), the guinea hen (lower left), and the turkey (lower right). The common name for each bird is provided in German print and braille; the Latin species is identified in print. Picture is varnished on the front; backside of each figure has a thin covering of gesso. Gesso has slight cracks. 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: 12.5

Width: 15.625

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