Victorian Taxidermy came alive during the Victorian Era (1837-1901) when wealthy hunters, like Teddy Roosevelt, began to commission taxidermists such as Roland Ward to preserve their trophies for their fashionable libraries and sitting rooms.
Trusty pets were honored in functional items of taxidermy to be placed among the sterling & cut glass.
Read more about how anthropomorphic taxidermy started a fashion trend on our post over at the Women’s Outdoor News
Is a DIY Hunting Trophy Project waiting for you? Mia Anstine is a columnist for the Women’s Outdoor News, but shares her love of the outdoors as a guide, outfitter, hunter as well as an archery & firearms instructor. She also writes for Beretta USA and North American Hunter.
Presenting the newest mount from Heritage Game Mounts: a hand painted Quail Mount.
This hand painted quail mount features a taxidermy BobWhite quail flying across a hand painted prairie. San Antonio artist, Rita Schimpff captures a rising quail on her large panel she calls the Heritage Stag – designed to also be used for Elk and Stag it works with birds as well.
Do you want to remember that famous ‘quail double’ you shot on a beautiful crisp day? Well, just add one more to the board. The panel shows off the painting and quail by framing them with ornate oak leaves & acorns – Old World Style.