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Lionel Walter Rothschild Collection

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Giant tortoises at Tring Park

Giant tortoises at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Nathan Natty, 1st Baron Rothschild

Nathan Natty, 1st Baron Rothschild
Liberal politician, banker, philanthropist and father of Walter Rothschild, he built what became the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park

Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Emma Rothschild (1844-1935)

Emma Rothschild (1844-1935)
Mother of Tring Museum founder Walter Rothschild

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Emu, rheas and kangaroos at Tring Park

Emu, rheas and kangaroos at Tring Park
Live animals collected by Walter Rothschild in the grounds of Tring Park, with keeper Mr Marcham, 1890 Date: 1890

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Southern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Southern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1933

Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1933
Packed for shipping. The majority of Rothschilds (280, 000 items) bird skin collection was sold the AMNH in New York after he ran into financial difficulties

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Walter Rothschild & collecting party, Algeria

Walter Rothschild & collecting party, Algeria
Rothschild (second from right) undertook three separate ornithological collecting expeditions to Algeria in 1908, 1909 and 1911, along with Ernst Hartert

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Visit of 1930 Ornithological Congress to Tring

Visit of 1930 Ornithological Congress to Tring
Within the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum at Tring, bequeathed to the Natural History Museum after his death in 1937

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898

C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898
Sailor and explorer Charles Harris was despatched to the Galapagos islands to collect giant tortoises for Walter Rothschild in 1897

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Transporting Giant tortoises

Transporting Giant tortoises
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Emu and rheas at Tring Park

Emu and rheas at Tring Park
Rheas from South America and Emus from Australia are examples of the flightless ratite birds kept by Walter Rothschild at Tring Park

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1932

Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1932
Packed for shipping. The majority of Rothschilds (280, 000 items) bird skin collection was sold the AMNH in New York after he ran into financial difficulties

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Alfred Newton

Alfred Newton (1829-1907), Professor of Comparative Anatomy at Cambridge University in the late 19th Century. Newton was an expert ornithologist and tutored Walter Rothschild in anatomy

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Walter Rothschilds Necropsittacus borbonicus

Walter Rothschilds Necropsittacus borbonicus
Plate 8, a watercolour painting on paper by Henrik Gronvold from Walter Rothschilds Extinct Birds (1907). Art original 56 x 78 cm. Date: 1907

Background imageLionel Walter Rothschild Collection: Broad-billed parrot

Broad-billed parrot
Plate 7 from Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World, Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1907). Date: 1907


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