Bratby, John - Guy the gorilla

Artist: Bratby, John
Materials: Gouache and pencil
Dimensions (cm): 35 x 25
Dimensions (inches): 13.8 x 9.8
Signature: Signed John Bratby lower left
Frame: Framed, under glass
Stock No: 1171
Price: £
Provenance: Purchased from the artist by previous owner

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Genre: Natural world


Guy the gorilla (1946 -1978) was one of the star beasts at London Zoo during the 1970s.  Bratby developed a touching affinity for the big, brooding primate and made several portraits of him.

For another painting by Bratby featuring a gorilla-like beast, scroll or click to The Gorilla Within