Emil Orlik: Der Zoologe Ernst Haeckel, Insulinde - The Zoologist Dr. Ernst Haeckel, in Indonesia
Plate/Image Size: 25.5 x 21 cm - (10 x 8¼ inches)
Sheet Size: 42 x 27 cm - (16½ x 10¾ inches)
signed in pencil
titled and dated in the plate
we have seen an impression of this etching inscribed 'an Bord der Kiautschau, auf der Rückkehr von Insulinde, im Angesicht von Neapel (Capo Miseno) am März 1901' (on board the 'Kiautschau', on the return from Indonesia, in sight of Naples (Cape Miseno) in March 1901
Prof. Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) Although trained as a physician, Haeckel abandoned his practice in 1859 after reading Darwin's Origin of Species. Always suspicious of teleological and mystical explanation, Haeckel used the Origin as ammunition both to attack entrenched religious dogma and to build his own unique world view.