Lion cubs with lizard - Ralph Thompson - Royle Publications - Framed Print - 20"H x 16"W
Leopard cubs playing - Ralph Thompson - Royle Publications - Framed Print - 20"H x 16"W
Ralph Thompson MBE was an artist and book illustrator, who specialized in pen and ink sketches of animal subjects. His most noteworthy works are his series of book illustrations for the famous naturalist and author Gerald Durrell when Durrell was associated with the publishing firm of Rupert Hart-Davis. During this period of time, he visited Gerald Durrell's Jersey Zoo numerous times to sketch his subjects, especially when working on the illustrations of Menagerie Manor.He was the author of books on animal illustration.