Varty's Series of Domestic & Wild Animals

Print
19th century (published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A tiger lying down on what appears to be the body of a deer, with its head aggressively turned to snarl at a tiger standing behind. Both tigers have notably green eyes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleThe Tiger (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Coloured lithograph print on paper, backed with woven material.
Brief Description
'The Tiger'. Coloured lithograph print on paper. After Landseer. 'Drawn on stone' by Frederick Robinson. Part of 'Varty's Series of Domestic & Wild Animals'. Printed by Day & Haghe. Published by Thomas Varty, London. 19th century.
Physical Description
A tiger lying down on what appears to be the body of a deer, with its head aggressively turned to snarl at a tiger standing behind. Both tigers have notably green eyes.
Dimensions
  • Height: 27cm
  • Width: 34.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • VARTY'S SERIES OF DOMESIC & WILD ANIMALS. (Series title, centre above illustration.)
  • after Landseer F. Robinson lith. (Below bottom left corner of illustration.)
  • London, Published by THOMAS VARTY, Educational Depository, 31 (Centre, below illustration. The word Strand was printed at the end but has almost disappeared.)
  • Day & Haghe, Lithrs. To the Queen (Below bottom right corner of illustration.)
  • THE TIGER. (Title of illustration, centre, below publishing information.)
  • No.4. (Plate number, above top right corner of illustration.)
  • Fred Robinson (Signed, bottom left corner of illustration.)
Object history
See other lithograph illustrations from the series: E.253 to 288-1901.
Production
The print is inscribed after Landseer - This is very probably Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873).
Subject depicted
Other Number
No. 4 - numbered on sheet
Collection
Accession Number
E.256-1901

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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