Edward Gerrard Lechwe Head – (Kobus leche)

£495

taxidermy lechwe

Edward Gerrard Lechwe Head – (Kobus leche)

£495

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An antique taxidermy lechwe head mount on a solid wood shield by the famous taxidermist Edward Gerrard.

The lechwe (Kobus leche), or southern lechwe, is an antelope found in wetlands of south central Africa. They are golden brown with white bellies. Males are darker in colour, but general hue varies depending on subspecies. The long, spiral-structured horns are vaguely lyre-shaped, they are found only in males.

Edward Gerrard Snr was employed by the British Museum (Natural History) as the resident Taxidermist from 1841 to c1890. During this period he mounted some specimens for Charles Darwin. In fact, Darwin and Gerrard were friends, and a species of shark, discovered by Darwin was reputedly named after Edward Gerrard.

Condition:

In very good antique condition.

Bears the label of Edward Gerrard

 Measurements:

  • Width: 92cm
  • Height: 53cm
  • Depth: 55cm
Weight field_5316594eca9eb kg
Dimensions field_53165954ca9ec x field_53165945ca9ea cm

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