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The Enlightenment Merman, British Museum

Adam Dant

2014 Image size 25.4 x 20.3 cm
Paper size 35.5 x 25.4 cm
Chiaroscuro woodcut on 300 gsm Waterford HP satin paper
Signed and editioned by the artist
Edition of 30
Printed by the artist at Club Row, London

From the box set 'Ten Creatures of London Legend'
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"Part-monkey and part-fish, the Merman was ‘caught’ in Japan in the eighteenth century and given to Queen Victoria’s virtuous grandson Prince Arthur who donated the desiccated creature to the British Museum, where it may be found today in the Enlightenment Gallery."
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