Statue of Perkeo and Heidelberg Tun (c. 1890)


Statue of Perkeo and Heidelberg Tun (c. 1890)


Statue of Perkeo and Heidelberg Tun at Heidelberg Castle. According to Wikipedia “Perkeo of Heidelberg (born Pankert Clemens or Giovanni Clementi) was a notable court jester in 18th Century Heidelberg, Germany. He has since become an unofficial mascot of the city and region, as his name, story and image have been connected with a variety of festivals, traditional songs, cultural and scientific institutions, hotels, restaurants and private companies (in and out of the region) ever since. Pankert was (apparently) born with dwarfism, in Salurn in the County of Tyrol, where he worked for the regional Prince Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine.” Source: WP: Perkeo of Heidelberg


Technique:

Lithography

Artist:

unknown, no publisher or artist stated

Date:

c. 1890

Original Size:

c. 12,5×20 cm

Original title/description:

PERKEO. DAS GROSSE FASS.

Source:

taken from: Neuestes Album von Heidelberg [c. 1890].


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