A pale kangaroo mouse

No fewer than twelve drawings by Schouman were sold at the Van Regteren Altena auction. Three of them were acquired for Dordrecht and one for the Delft City Archives with support from the Rembrandt Association. The large drawing of the kangaroo mouse with its glittering little eyes is a predictable favourite with the public. It looks convincing and lively, but the inscription tells us that it was actually drawn after a stu ed specimen.

Acquisition supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt, thanks in part to the VSBfonds