Walter (not Beatrix, not Harry) Potter

Jun 2nd, 2011 by Eugene in Animals, Artists, Museums

Now that's my kind of tea party!

From David Byrne’s blog, I learn about the famous English taxidermist Walter Potter.For me, very little captures the essence of Victorian England better than the cute/creepy emulsion of his work, at once sentimental and moralizing. All those pot-smoking toads and tequila-swilling armadilloes you get in Mexico are nothing but a response to this. More photos after the jump.

Taxidermy tableau by Walter Potter

The royal wedding.

 

From Wikipedia, here is an old postcard illustration of his museum:

Walter Potter's museum at Bramber, Sussex, UK

Walter Potter's museum at Bramber, Sussex, UK

 

 

 

http://www.acaseofcuriosities.com/pages/01_2_00potter.html

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