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A Sensational and Sentimental Rhino, Part 2
In part one of this post I talked about animals as exotic spectacle and the ethics of display. But what did 18th-century audiences think about the sentimental life of these animals being offered for their entertainment?
Aug 14, 2007
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A Sensational and Sentimental Rhino, Part 1
In the 1740s Clara the rhinoceros sailed from India into the Age of Reason. She arrived in a political world that would soon declare that "all men are created equal" without abolishing slavery or stepping back from the colonizing of Asia, Afr...
Aug 9, 2007
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Clara In the Eyes of a Zookeeper
The details in Oudry's painting of the rhino Clara—the armor-like skin on the back, the little bumps—are superb. When I look at this, I see an Indian rhino. But I see a captive Indian rhino....
Jun 21, 2007