Relief picture of the Indian Elephant

Graphic, Tactile

Accession Number: 1998.80.125

Description: Relief picture of an Indian elephant 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 of the page 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." Beneath the picture, the species of elephant is identified in print in German and Latin, and in German braille. "M. Kunz" and "Illzach" are embossed in braille, at bottom. Picture is hand-painted and grass (not in relief) has been added with colored pencil (?) beneath it. Front is varnished; back of relief picture is filled in with gesso. Tips of the upper left and lower right corners are 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..

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: 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.

Made: Kunz, Martin

Material: Paper

Updated: 03/31/2014