The Death and Burial of Cock Robin, Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermist Walter Potter Frameable Archival Giclée Print

The Death and Burial of Cock Robin, Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermist Walter Potter Frameable Archival Giclée Print

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12 x 18 in.

Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermist Walter Potter Frameable Archival Giclée Print. Detail from The Death and Burial of Cock Robin, anthropomorphic taxidermy tableau by Walter Potter, late 19th century. Photograph by Joanna Ebenstein as featured in the book Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy.


Walter Potter was a self-taught Victorian country taxidermist of no great skill who created quirky tableaux peopled by tea-drinking kittens, arithmetic-doing rabbits and gambling rats.

Joanna Ebenstein is a Brooklyn-based writer, curator, photographer and graphic designer. She is the creator of the Morbid Anatomy blog, library and event series, and was cofounder and creative director of the recently shuttered Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. Her books include Death: A Graveside Companion, The Anatomical Venus. Her work explores the intersections of art and medicine, death and culture, and the objective and subjective.

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