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The London History Tortoise

Adam Dant

2023 55.8 x 76.2 cm
The London History Tortoise, 2023
Hand tinted lithograph on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP 100% Cotton Rag
Signed by the artist
Edition of 10
'The London History Tortoise' takes as its inspiration the phenomenon in Victorian London of keeping tortoises as pets prompted by the arrival of the new age of steam and speed. These tortoises arrived in London as ballast on ships from Mogador, gaining popularity in the 1960s when they became party favors. The tortoise's shell depicts geographically specific stories that form a map of London, reflecting their role in the capital's history.
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