June 26, 1909~ Opening of the present Victoria & Albert Museum

Tippoo’s Tyger, Mechanical Organ from Mysore (Mysuru), India

c.1793 / Painted wood with metal fixtures / Overall dimensions: 28”x 68” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Tippoo’s Tiger, a poem by Marianne Moore, 1967~
https://seriealfa.com/tigre/tigre5/moore.htm#Tippoos%20Tiger

Previous June 26 posts:

Pride Month~ June 26

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/26~

December 24~ Animals in Art

Dugn’be (Bull Mask) / Bijagó people, Bissagos (Bijagós) Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Late 19th to mid-20th century / Wood, cow horns, glass, plant fiber, and paint /
10 5/8”x19 11/16”x11 13/16” / Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
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The World Cow  by  Franz Marc

1913 / Oil on canvas / 27 7/8”x55 5/8″ / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

December 21~ Animals in Art

Baleen Whale Mask / Kwakwaka’wakw people, British Columbia, Canada

19th century / Cedar wood, hide, cotton cord, nails, and pigment /
23 5/8”x28 1/2”x81 1/8” / Brooklyn Museum, New York


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Eenden (Ducks)  by  Willem Maris

c.1880-c.1904 / Oil on canvas / 36 5/8”x44 2/5” / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam