Pair of Cullingford Taxidermy Little Bitterns from the Eddie Stobart collection.
Latin: Ixobrychus minutus
Size: 46cm x 46cm x 20cm
Description: The Cullingford family operated out of the north of England and most of their very superior work went straight into museums or superior collections. Their bare cases, designed very much in the characteristic north eastern style, were arranged to show the excellence of the taxidermy and the beauty of the subject, without any visual distraction. These cases appear remarkably modern despite the fact that they mostly date from the 1890s. This case shows a pair of Little Bitterns in one of their very stylised displays.
Provenance: Direct from the Stobart family of trucking fame. Originally commissioned by Eddie Stobart's Grandfather.