Writing Desk and Llama

Friederike Nitz on the poster motif for the exhibition “Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt”

17 December 2019

Friederike Nitz, project assistant of the exhibition “Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt”, explains which objects are hidden behind the exhibition poster with the writing desk and the llama and what significance they have for her.

Picture credits

Schreibtisch von Alexander von Humboldt, Detail © Bibliothèque de l’Observatoire de Paris, Foto: Sylvain Pelly / Observatoire de Paris

Alexander von Humboldt, Lama, vermutlich 1802, Tusche und Bleistift auf Papier, Detail © bpk / Kupferstichkabinett, SMB / Jörg P. Anders