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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Brush Up Your Jungle



Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.


Brush Up Your Jungle

Brush Up Your Jungle (aka London Zoo), c.1953
Poster, 90 cm x 21.5 cm

Poster for a bus-stop panel; other versions of this poster appear with different wording and sizes. The title was inspired by the song 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' from the 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, first produced in London in 1951–2.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)




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