The most famous elephant
Hansken’s story is amazing, but at the same time moving. She had to endure a great deal during her life; she was forced to make long journeys and perform very frequently. This exhibition will also consider animal welfare and suffering from a contemporary perspective.
Hansken, Rembrandt’s Elephant features drawings and etchings by Rembrandt and his contemporaries, paintings and a digital map on which you can trace Hansken’s route through Europe. Astonishingly, Hansken’s skull has been preserved and will be brought in from Italy especially for this exhibition.