A Word to the Wise

This owl is inspired by the poem ‘A Wise Old Owl Sat in an Oak’ (anonymous, Punch, 1875). The design is traditional and the foliage is perhaps reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts Movement’s sim-ple, stylised depictions of nature. The back of this wise, enigmatic owl features an excerpt from the poem ‘The Great Brown Owl’ by Jane Euphemia Browne (1811-1898).

Artist: Elizabeth Forrest

Sponsor: The West Brom