Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sawrey Gilpin’s elephant study – The Georgian Menagerie plods on towards publication!

Sawrey Gilpin [marvellous name] (1733-1807), a London-based artist, sketched this elephant at some point in the eighteenth century. Gilpin would have been able to see a living elephant fairly easily in Georgian London. He probably drew this study from life. I am currently preparing the manuscript … Continue reading

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