Thursday, January 23, 2014

Forest Hill Street Art: the Walrus

Mural at former bakers' shop at 43 Dartmouth Road, SE23. Commissioned last year by the Forest Hill Society, it refers of course to the famous walrus in the nearby Horniman Museum. 

The butterflies are Papilio hornimani (Horniman's Swallowtail), a species first identified in Frederick Horniman's collection and named after him.

A late 19th century cartoon of  F.J. Horniman, complete with butterfly net
(reproduced from Learning at the Museum Frontiers: Identity, Race & Power
by Viv Golding

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