WAG 1253


The Welsh artist and writer David Jones is best known for his multi-layered, symbolic scenes of the legend of King Arthur. In the late 1920s and early 30s he made many drawings in the London Zoo, working with pencil and watercolour directly in front of the animals and not adding to the drawings later on in the studio. These are not studies for paintings but drawings made for their own sake. The graceful sweeping quality of the line, characteristic of his style, can also be seen in his later calligraphic inscriptions.