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Admiral Lord Exmouth

This is an ink, watercolour and gouache on paper portrait of Admiral Lord Exmouth, and a painted inscription along the bottom reads 'The Appearanc [sic] of Admirll [sic] Lord Exmouth from his Hedgecumb ...

Antler Cone

The use of this antler cone is uncertain. It may have been a pendant. Alternatively, it could have been a symbolic amulet, perhaps to encourage fertility, or even a miniature drinking horn. AD 410 ...

Bobbie Robin

Peter Spicer (1839 - 1935) Bobbie Robin, 1918 Oil on card 340mm x 445mm Peter Spicer is known as one of the greatest British taxidermists. He was also a keen artist, particularly of stuffed game, and ...

British Fresh-water Fish

A hard backed book containing coloured plates and descriptions of British fresh-water fish. It also contains engravings of river scenes, 1879.

British Game Birds and Wildfowl

A hard-backed book containing coloured plates and descriptions of British game birds and wildfowl.

Butterfly And Flower

Captain Mark G. Field (1884-1953) Butterfly And Flower Watercolour on paper 170mm x 120mm

Canada Goose decoy

This is a polychrome pine floating goose decoy, detailed with stylised plumage. Decoys were carved and painted by hunters, who set out to capture the essence of a bird rather than creating precise ornithological ...

Canada Goose flying decoy

This is a painted pine decoy model of a goose, with its neck extended and wings outstretched. It is made from two straight-edged pieces of wood and painted in black and white. The eyes are made from tacks ...

Daisy the Cow

This is an oil painting on canvas depicting a black and white cow called Daisy, and her calf. There are also two swans on a pond. The inscription on the reverse 'Plumber, Glazier and Painter,Pumps of ...

Double Dead-Fall Mouse Trap

One of the many and varied designs of mouse trap. This 'drop weight' mousetrap is made from elm. The two wooden blocks would be balanced above some bait. When the mice eat the bait, the blocks fall down ...

Duck Shooting

This is an oil painting on canvas of a duck shooting scene. In the foreground is a man with a rifle and his two dogs. The man is shooting at two ducks, one of which is falling to the ground. The painting ...

Duck Shooting - detail

This is an oil painting on canvas of a duck shooting scene. In the foreground is a man with a rifle and his two dogs. The man is shooting at two ducks, one of which is falling to the ground. The painting ...

Flurry

E. Mary Podmore Flurry Watercolour on paper 500mm x 380mm A scene of birds taking flight.

Frogs

This is a watercolour, pen and ink on paper picture of two frogs sitting either side of a stream in a wood. It was painted by James Lloyd in 1960 and is inscribed 'J. Lloyd'. Lloyd began painting because ...

Giovanni Boccaccio, The Modell of witt [Decameron Book 1], 1625 - title page, p.A2r.

Italian stories provide source material Giovanni Boccaccio is known chiefly for Decameron, which was written in 1353. This is a collection of a hundred tales told by ten people who have taken refuge ...

Girl With Fowls

Emily A. Browne (1844-1938) Girl With Fowls, 1928 Watercolour on paper A girl in a white dress is holding two hens.

Herring Gull

Peter Oakes (fl. 1954-1958) Herring Gull, 1954 Watercolour and ink on paper 190mm x 260mm

Histoire Generale des Insectes de Surinam et de toute L'Europe

A hard backed book called Histoire Generale des Insectes de Surinam et de toute L'Europe. It contains hand coloured engravings of insects with descriptive text, 1771.