Young Pygmy Hippopotamus

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Young Pygmy Hippopotamus, watercolor on handmade vat paper

33 x 48 cm

From the collection of the Atelier Fritz Hug

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Even though this watercolor almost looks as if it were a preparatory study for the painting “Beau Bébé”, it was actually created six years later and is thus a work of art in its own right. What is remarkable about this type of Fritz’s watercolors is how, with very little color in the right places, a colorful picture emerges from a monochrome charcoal drawing.

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