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Hannah Barlow: Decorating with Animals

Posted on: 24 December 2021 | Category: 2021

Detail of lion vase (left) and (right) photo of Hannah Barlow c.1877 (Creative Commons licence)

One of the most magnificent artworks in our collection is a large vase decorated with a frieze of lions all the way round it. They were drawn freehand by a remarkable artist who overcame physical and financial adversity to rise to the top of her profession: Hannah Barlow.