With Koen Fillet and Dr Katharina Van Cauteren, chief of staff of The Phoebus Foundation Chancellery.

The anonymous Mere-Monster of Lake Tagua Tagua is the synthesis of more than 300 years of visual tradition. At its core, it harks back to medieval encyclopaedias, but its gallant snout betrays an 18th-century identity. Indeed, the Mere-Monster appears to be pure political propaganda.

Anonymous, Mere-Monster of Lake Tagua Tagua, c.1784