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Zachatais Noterman


"Zacharias Noterman was a nineteenth century Belgian artist who studied painting and etching under his elder brother, Emmanuel Noterman (1808-1863). Both brothers established themselves as animal artists and exhibited their work in Belgium and at the Paris Salon. Emmanuel specialized in depictions of dogs while Zacharias Noterman's forte was the monkey. - Peters A popular genre in nineteenth century art was the 'Singeries'. Singerie is the French word for "Monkey Trick". It is a genre depicting monkeys apeing human behavior, often fashionably attired, intended as a diverting sight, always with a gentle cast of mild satire. Zacharias Noterman was highly successful within this genre". –