A very British View
By Helen Gavaghan. November 22nd 2009.
Britannia stands poised to plunge her sword into the Bengal tiger. Symbol of India. Her left hand grasps the beast's muzzle. Its fangs are bared. Eyes terrified.
Claws semi sheathed curl, in a gesture that one could mistake as affectionate, around the male musculature of Britannia's arm.
Thanks to Lubaina Himid for drawing to my attention that Professor Pollock's name is spelt with an o, and not an a. Ms Himid'S work was on loan from Professor Pollock to Leeds City Art Gallery.