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James Gardner

James Gardner, 426 Oxford Street, London. This taxidermy business is thought to have been founded in the 1840's by James Gardner and continued by his son James Gardner. It is thought that a third generation of the same family was also involved as the business didn't close down until 1920. The firm was known at several numbers in Oxford Street and held Royal warrants for 'Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Families of England and France and HH The Khedive of Egypt'. (Ref: Frost, C: 1987: A History of British Taxidermy. The Lavenham Press)

HMCMS:Bi1977.61 Eagle owl, Bubo bubo, prepared by James Gardner, 426 Oxford Street, London 
HMCMS:Bi1977.59 Greater spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major and hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, prepared by James Gardner, 29, late 426 Oxford Street, London, mid to late 19th century

Woodpecker and Hawfinch

Greater spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major and hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, prepared by James Gardner
Accession no HMCMS:Bi1977.59

 

Eagle Owl

Eagle owl, Bubo bubo, prepared by James Gardner, 426 Oxford Street, London
Accesion no HMCMS:Bi1977.61