The Last Of Her Kind


This is the last image taken of the last surviving mare in the British Zoo in 1886.

John often looks at and reflects on the quagga as a poignant moment in history where a species simply ceased to exist from man’s exhortations.

In this image she is simply studied as accurately as possible with pastel and charcoal. The background was created with liquid to contrast the details of the quagga.

Dimensions: 140 x 160 cm // 55 x 63 in