Object Title

Poster

Poster

Date

1825-1835

Object Number

I.215 3

Provenance

Purchased Sotheby's Illustrated Book Sale, 26 July, 1984, Lot 463. Ex Gardner Collection: see Sale Catalogue in Dr. Williams' Tower Scrapbook, I.287, May, 1924: lots 2061-3 contained 86 items relating to the Tower Menagerie.

Physical Description

One of a group of eight posters advertising the 19th century Tower Menagerie, listing the attractions. All have rust marks, from paper clips.
3. 'The King's Menagerie Royal, Tower of London', with the Royal Arms as used between 1806 and 1837 centred between the words of the title. The text is almost identical to that in the 1827 Guide to the Tower. Imprint, 'Wheeler, Printer, 87 Bermondsey St.' Mounted on paper, and numbered 61/7 in upper right hand corner.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 3. 21.25 in x 8.5 in ( 54 x 21.6 cm.)

Associations

Places England