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Spicer, Peterlocked

(1839–1935)
  • Pat Morris

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Spicer, Peter (1839–1935), taxidermist, was born in Jury Street, Warwick, on 28 October 1839, the son of John Spicer (1811–1866) and his wife, Emma, née Heynes. His father, a saddler by trade, established a taxidermy shop in Warwick; his trade label, featuring fox, hare, pheasant, and heron, also indicates that he supplied artificial birds' eyes to the trade and dealt in British and foreign bird skins. His cases of taxidermy often have a painted scene in the background, a style that was not widely adopted by British taxidermists until much later. When ...

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