Circa 1910. In typical ebonized case, with gilt slip and glazed to three sides. Typically, unlabeled as was the majority of this firms work.
61cm high x 45cm wide x 17.5cm deep
J Hutchins (1860-1942) is the most famous of the Welsh taxidermists and probably the most recognizable taxidermist of all. His style, economic use of the space and the exemplary way he preserved his specimens is remarkable, out of all the Victorian taxidermist none are probably better prepared to stand the test of time. If it’s the country farm house look you are after then look no further than Hutchings, just like the time-honored Aga and oak dresser.
For more information on this firm see
“The History of British Taxidermy” by C. Frost
“A History of Taxidermy” by P A Morris.
Or my own publication “A Record of Spicer’s” by R. Chinnery published in 2001 that has a small review of Victorian taxidermy, nicely illustrated with a couple of exceptional Hutchings cases
We are always looking to purchase the finest examples of Taxidermy especially by the likes of Peter Spicer and other great Victorian taxidermists, please contact us if you have anything of interest.