“Feldhase” - Field Hare
More widely known as “Young Hare” or “Wild Hare”, Albrecht Durer’s 1502 painting of Lepus europaeus is widely recognized as one of the masterpieces of observational art. The gouache and watercolor methods used by Durer went against many taught in his day, and afforded his paintings a much more realistic nature than most early still life pieces by other artists.
Feldhase. Albrecht Dürer, 1502. Gouache and watercolor on paper: 251 × 226 mm.