Walter Potter's Curious World Of Taxidermy

byPat Morris, Joanna Ebenstein

Hardcover | April 17, 2014

Walter Potter's Curious World Of Taxidermy by Pat Morris
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Welcome to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette in Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy…
 
Walter Potter (1835–1918), a British country taxidermist of no great expertise, built anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that became famous icons of Victorian whimsy, including his masterpiece The Death & Burial of Cock Robin. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs, and a bewildering assortment of curios. Potter’s inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed. Here, perhaps for the last time, many important pieces from the collection are showcased and celebrated with new photographs of Potter’s best-loved works. Darkly witty and affecting, Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy makes a charming, whimsical (and yes, slightly morbid) gift.
Title:Walter Potter's Curious World Of TaxidermyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 9.35 X 8.75 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 9.35 X 8.75 X 0.55 inPublished:April 17, 2014Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039916944X

ISBN - 13:9780399169441

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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