The Wonderful World of Victorian Taxidermy
Once upon a time there was a bloke called Mr Walter Potter who loved animals so much that he spent his days collecting dead ones, stuffing them and recreating Victorian daily life in a Taxidermy-style-Trumpton.
Bizarre: yes. Morbid: Sure. Strangely beautiful: Somewhat.
Using the fluffiest and most endearing critters as his subjects, the variety of poses, mini-cat clothes and bizarre scenes, this weird universe of death earned him something of a name for himself, amassing more than 10,000 pieces in total.
Now part of a brand new book: ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxonomy’, here’s some of the best for your macabre viewing pleasure.