'Our Forefathers', Amur Leopard, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

'Our Forefathers', Amur Leopard, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

Original black Biro drawing ‘Our Forefathers'. This is the first drawing of the ‘Amur Leopard’ diptych and one of eight designs from Jane's iconic print and fine china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. ‘Our Forefathers’ contemplates the origins and repercussions of man’s fascination with collecting natural exotica from early European exploration to the present day. This is symbolised by a representation of Rembrandt’s ‘The Windmill’ 1641, as the windmill becomes an exotic folly for three Amur leopards, one of the world’s most endangered species. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.

Limited edition 50 x 50cm archival pigment prints available from SHOP


FURTHER INFORMATION ON 'OUR FOREFATHERS'
Approximately 57 Amur Leopards exist in the wild. Their population has risen from 35 individuals when 'Our Forefathers' and 'Our Loss' were made in 2013. Amur leopards mostly inhabit Ussuriland, Russia with an estimated population of 7-12 individuals in China.
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'Our Forefathers', Amur Leopard, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

'Our Forefathers', Amur Leopard, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

Original black Biro drawing ‘Our Forefathers'. This is the first drawing of the ‘Amur Leopard’ diptych and one of eight designs from Jane's iconic print and fine china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. ‘Our Forefathers’ contemplates the origins and repercussions of man’s fascination with collecting natural exotica from early European exploration to the present day. This is symbolised by a representation of Rembrandt’s ‘The Windmill’ 1641, as the windmill becomes an exotic folly for three Amur leopards, one of the world’s most endangered species. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.

Limited edition 50 x 50cm archival pigment prints available from SHOP


FURTHER INFORMATION ON 'OUR FOREFATHERS'
Approximately 57 Amur Leopards exist in the wild. Their population has risen from 35 individuals when 'Our Forefathers' and 'Our Loss' were made in 2013. Amur leopards mostly inhabit Ussuriland, Russia with an estimated population of 7-12 individuals in China.
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Date:
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