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'Guy' the Gorilla

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Zoological Society of London

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This is a brightly coloured painting of 'Guy' in a tropical green background. It is copied from a newspaper photograph. It is inscribed on the front, in lower left corner 'Guy. London Zoo. Age 22. 1968' and signed in the lower right corner 'R. W. Mitchell. M.', the name printed in black paint and the 'M' written in red, Gothic script. A long note, pasted on the back, reads: 'This is Guy, as he was photographed in his cage at the Regent's Park Zoo London.

Zoological Society of London





oil on board


H 50.5 x W 35.5 cm

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'R.W. Mitchell. M


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Zoological Society of London

The Library, Regent's Park, London, Greater London NW1 4RY England

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