The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer
Carved wooden boat with a reclining male figure, and a female figure rowing with one oar, with a cat/lion in between the two, painted in bright colours.
Materials and techniques
Carved soft and hard woods, natural and painted, with rope, string, shells, feather, glass bead, lace, brass pin, tacks, net, fabric and ribbon. The figures are brought together and articulated by cod or hambro line. The paint used is mainly Plaka with plastic emulsion for the large areas, with a priming coat and a finishing coat of clear varnish.
Packed Length: 47cm
Packed Width: 33cm
Packed Height: 34cm
Short term loan for display in Great & Small: Animals in Craft at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, 28/07/2018 - 14/10/2018.
Box and lid of Witherington, The Aquati Honeymoon of the Dedicated Lion Tamer (W1b.2, W1b.3) remain at the Crafts Council.