This illustration of these tiger’s heads is from John Ruskin’s essay “The Seven Lamps of Architecture,” published in 1849. The caption in Ruskin’s book reads: Tiger's Head and improvement of same on Greek principles- Ruskin wrote first drawn from life, 2nd based on Greek ideal beast. John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolorist, philosopher, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. The '
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