Monkeys in art history

Gyula Derkovits: Acrobats (Artisták), 1933, Hungarian National Gallery

Johannes Aquila (Aquila János): The Adoration of the Kings, Velemér, 1377–1378, (Detail)

Ai Weiwei: Monkey (Circle of Animals), 2011

Ai Weiwei: Monkey (Circle of Animals), 2011

Fortunato Depero: Cover design for Vanity Fair, 1929

Fortunato Depero: Cover design for Vanity Fair, 1929

Flamish artist: Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures, about 1620, National Gallery, London

Lutz Bacher: Ape, 2009, Plastic, fake fur, foam pellet stuffing

Lutz Bacher: Ape, 2009, Plastic, fake fur, foam pellet stuffing

George Stubbs: Drill and Albino Baboon, before 1789, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Hunterian Museum, London

George Stubbs: Drill and Albino Baboon, before 1789, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Hunterian Museum, London

Wem Sehen wir gleich?
A qui resemblons nous?, 1790s,Germany, British Museum
  • Wem Sehen wir gleich?
  • A qui resemblons nous?, 1790s,Germany, British Museum
Twenty-four roundels with animal designs, 1460-1470 (circa), Florence, British Museum

Twenty-four roundels with animal designs, 1460-1470 (circa), Florence, British Museum