Kendra Haste MRSS
Royal Beasts
On Permanent Display at the Tower of London

In 2010 Kendra was awarded a commission by Historic Royal Palaces to fabricate thirteen sculptures to celebrate the history of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. 

Life-size lions, baboons, a polar bear and an elephant, all constructed with Kendra's trademark material, galvanised wire, help tell the story of the exotic animals that were kept at the Tower from the 1100s, providing entertainment and spectacle for visitors. Included in the commission is one of the most famous Tower inmates, a polar bear (a gift from the King of Norway to Henry III in 1251) whose collar and chain allowed it to fish for food in the Thames without escaping. In 1832 the remaining animals from the Menagerie were moved to Regents Park to help establish London Zoo.

Royal Beasts
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