Britannia Revisited by Tony South - 35 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches Signed and dated 2016 contemporary british fantasy monkey primate motorcycle triumph
Tony South
B. 1964

Britannia Revisited

Signed and dated 2016
Acrylic and oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches

An iconic painting by Tony South of a chimp sitting on a Triumph motorcycle. Originally known as Triumph Engineering, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. was taken over by John Bloor in 1904 and has become Britain's largest motorcycle manufacturer.

The chimp is an ode to Britannia, the original term used for Great Britain dating back to the 1st century BC. By the 2nd century, Roman Britannia became the female personification of the Island; a goddess armed with a trident, shield and wore a Corinthian helmet.

Tony South
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City