Object Title

Print

Print

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

I.654

Provenance

From the collection of Dr. Richard Williams, 1973.

Physical Description

Shows a group of men and women carrying animals, primarily lions and lion cubs out of the Tower of London, with a sentry shouting ineffectually in the background.
NB Printed in reverse, so that the entrance to the Tower is shown to the left, with the west wall of the Tower leading right across the picture.
Trimmed and laid down on paper. Title and date supplied in pencil. 'Very rare'

Dimensions

Dimensions: 9.45 in x 13.9 in. (23.8 x 35.5 cm.)

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Another copy in scrapbook I.287 f.2, retains its title and measures 10 in. x 14.3 in. (25.3 x 36.2). Date taken from the copy in the British Museum.
See also I.216/4
No explanation for the subject has yet been found.