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Vintage Walter Potter Taxidermy Postcards | Bramber Museum Souvenirs

Vintage Walter Potter Taxidermy Postcards | Bramber Museum Souvenirs

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Walter Potter was an English Victorian taxidermist best known for his large scale, anthropomorphic dioramas. Anthropomorphism was all the rage in Victorian era literature and design; you do rarely find examples of taxidermy animals dressed as people or doing human activities, but no one’s imagination reached quite as far as Potter’s. He established a small museum in his home town of Bramber, Sussex to house his collection and dioramas, but sadly the museum closed in 2003 and the dioramas were sold individually at Bonham’s, now scattered to the 4 winds. I was fortunate enough to see The Kittens’ Wedding when it was on view at one of the last shows at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, which has also since closed. Damien Hirst offered Bonham’s £1 million plus the cost of their catalog, in attempt to keep the collection together, but the auction house rejected this offer. 

This listing is for a lot of 3 vintage postcards, souvenirs from the Bramber Museum. Condition is very good. Standard postcard size.

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