Danny Davies Art

Shug Monkey - Folklore - Signed Ltd Ed Print - 0
Shug Monkey - Folklore - Signed Ltd Ed Print
20 GBP
Signed and numbered A4 print of a digital painting I made in honour of #FolkloreThursday based around the Cambridgeshire legend of the Shug Monkey. From the Wikipedia entry: "The Shug Monkey is a mythical creature, in the folklore of Cambridgeshire, sharing the features of a dog and monkey, which reportedly haunted Slough Hill Lane which leads from the village of West Wratting to nearby Balsham. The creature, said to have the body of a jet-black shaggy sheepdog and the face of a monkey with staring eyes, was not believed to be an escaped primate nor a cryptid hominoid (like bigfoot or the yeti) but rather a supernatural ghost or demon. Local writer and broadcaster James Wentworth Day, who first related stories of the Shug Monkey in Here Are Ghosts and Witches (1954), described it as a curious variation of Black Shuck, while local folklorist Polly Howat suggests that both share common origins in Norse mythology." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shug_Monkey Printed on 220gsm canvas effect paper with a border for framing. This edition is limited to 46 copies only.