Elephant enclosure

    Date
    1835
    Creator
    George Johann Scharf (1788 - 1860, German-British) , Painter
    Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789 - 1850, British) , Printer
    Object type
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 200mm
    width (print): 310mm
    Subject
    Content object
    Description
    Landscape view of the zoo in the gardens of the Zoological Society, Regents Park, depicting crowds lined up before an enclosure, with an elephant being fed by a man, left as viewed.

    Inscribed below: ‘G. Scharf del et lithog. Printed by C. Hullmandel. / ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. / Regent’s Park. / London, Published by the Artist, 14, Francis St, Tottenham Court Road 1835.'

    Print from a series by George Scharf, ‘Six Views in the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park: Drawn from Nature and on Stone by G. Scharf’, 1835.

    George Johann Scharf (1788-1860), British-German painter, draughtsman and printmaker, best known for his topographical views and genre scenes.
    Object history
    This series of prints was donated to the Royal Society by the artist, exact date unknown.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
             > London
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.20370
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