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Varty's Series of Domestic & Wild Animals

19th century (published), 1846 (designed)
Place of origin

Three giraffes standing amongst some trees, with a fourth giraffe visible sitting down in the distance.

Object details

Object type
  • Varty's Series of Domestic & Wild Animals (series title)
  • The Giraffe (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Coloured lithograph print on paper, backed with woven material.
Brief description
'The Giraffe'. Coloured lithograph print on paper. Designed and 'drawn on stone' by Frederick Robinson. Part of 'Varty's Series of Domestic & Wild Animals'. Printed by Day & Son. Published by Thomas Varty, London. 19th century.
Physical description
Three giraffes standing amongst some trees, with a fourth giraffe visible sitting down in the distance.
  • Height: 27cm
  • Width: 34cm
Measured by DH 06/08/2010
Marks and inscriptions
  • VARTY'S SERIES OF DOMESIC & WILD ANIMALS. (Series title, centre above illustration.)
  • Designed & Drawn on Stone by F. Robinson. (Below bottom left corner of illustration.)
  • London, Published by THOMAS VARTY, Educational Depository (Centre, below illustration.)
  • Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen (Below bottom right corner of illustration.)
  • GIRAFFE. (Title of illustration, centre, below publishing information.)
  • No.32. (Plate number, above top right corner of illustration.)
  • Frederick Robinson / 1846 (Signed, bottom right corner of illustration)
Object history
See other lithograph illustrations from the series: E.253 to 288-1901.
Subjects depicted
Other number
No. 32 - Numbered on sheet
Accession number

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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