This automaton is about Anne Killigrew who lived in my home town Falmouth UK Its been commission by the Falmouth Art Gallery. Anne Killigrew (1660—1685) was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686). She was however a skilful poet in her own right, and her Poems were published posthumously in 1686. Dryden compared her poetic abilities to the famous Greek poet of antiquity, Sappho. She also was a painter, only 3 of her painting...Read More
This is a coin operated automaton, commissioned by the Aston Hall Museum, de-picts the lion which escaped from a travelling fair in Birmingham in the 1920’s and was missing for 3 days. It was finally captured using with the football net belonging to the famous Aston Villa football club.
The Aston Hall museum is one of Birmingham’s most treasured buildings. Redis-played as part of the development project, Aston Hall boasts sumptuous interiors from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including the magnificent Long Gallery. Display rooms illustrate the part Aston Hall and its residents played in key moments in history, including the English Civil War,...Read More