Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.20375

    Bear pit

    George Johann Scharf (1788 - 1860, German-British) , Painter
    Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789 - 1850, British) , Printer
    Object type
    height (print): 200mm
    width (print): 310mm
    Content object
    Landscape view of the zoo in the gardens of the Zoological Society, Regents Park, depicting a crowd of people around the bear pit, two bears ascending the pole, one being fed a bun by a man in a top hat, centre-right as viewed. A bird enclosure is visible behind, left.

    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.
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