Wilhelm Kuhnert • Anomalurus Erythronotus Milne-Edwards (Lord Derby’s Scaly-tailed Squirrel)
Pencil on paper
22.5 : 32 cm
Inscribed upper left in German and Latin
Signed, inscribed and dated lower right ‟Wilh. Kuhnert / London / 8.09”
Bearing a personal dedication ‟S./L. Paul Eipper Zur Erinnerung an den Besuch 22.3.52 in alter Verbundenheit Prof. Lutz Heck”
Paul Eipper (1891-1964) specialized mainly in animal fiction. In 1928 he created with his book Tiere sehen dich an a new genre which was characterized by a particularly sensitive depiction of nature and the animal world.
Lutz Heck (1892-1983) was a German zoologist, animal researcher and author of animal books. From 1932 to 1945 he was director of the Berlin Zoological Garden. His brother, Heinz Heck, was director of Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich.
1865 Oppeln (Silesia) - 1926 Flims (Switzerland)