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The sculpture is of a pair of oryx galloping, probably the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Caroline, an Arabian Oryx at ZSL was lent to the world herd in Phoenix, Arizona, marking the first international cooperative breeding programme for an endangered species. These oryx were reintroduced to the wild. The artist, William Timym, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He was acclaimed as one of the leading pre-war political cartoonists. After years of producing children's graphics, which he always signed ‘TIM’, in the 1970s Timym started to produce animal sculptures and paintings, which he signed 'William Timym'. He was commissioned to produce sculptures for Sir John Aspinall's zoos in England and of Phil the Gorilla for Florida Zoo.

ZSL London Zoo

London

Title

Oryx Running

Date

c.1975

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 47 x W 54.5 x D 23.5 cm

Accession number

ARTEFACT1035

Work type

Sculpture

Signature/marks description

base of the sculpture, on the right, at the back, when viewed from the front, is signed 'William Timym 2/9'

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