The Tower Menagerie
This collection is focused around the true story of The Royal Menagerie housed at The Tower of London (1200-1835). The illustrations reference many of the astounding and unusual zoological tales recorded from The Tower and encompass much of the history and legend of the building itself. The Crown Jewels are still housed within The Tower today. The fantastical paintings of artist Walton Ford were also a major influence, alongside the botanical illustrations of British artist Jane Loudon (1807-1858) and original posters advertising the wild and exotic beasts of The Royal Menagerie.