Chimpanzee Siblings

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Chimpanzee Siblings, oil on canvas

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Twins are rather rare among chimpanzees, but more common than with humans. Fritz drew these twins several times in a similar position because he was moved by the obvious form of sibling affection and security that is also characteristic of humans. The slightly abbreviated quote from Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, “To whom I am a support, gives me support in life,” is intended to underline all this.

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