Rowland Ward, London, 1857-1975 | Snowy Owl
taxidermy, glass, papier mache
on a naturalistic base, in a display case with label: Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca), Iceland
case 66cm. by 51cm. by 33.5cm.; 2ft. 2in., 1ft. 8in., 1ft. 1in.
In 'country house' condition. Specimen good, minor molting. Papier maché mount good generally. Glass would benefit from a clean.
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