AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN AN AIR PUMP
the late 19th century air pump machine with a central thermometer, with a taxidermy bird under the glass dome, with brass mounts and iron handle, on a mahogany base, similar to the scientific instrument portrayed in the Joseph Wright of Derby painting,
Provenance: Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary reinterpretation of a Pre-Enlightenment Wunderkabinett or Cabinet of Curiosities. It is the creation of artist and writer Viktor Wynd, who has just opened a Falmouth branch of his museum inside the National Maritime Museum. His most recent book 'The UnNatural History Museum' was published by Prestel in 2020.
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