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Owl photograph that failed to amuse the prince

22 February 2013Written by ATG Reporter

This album, included in Sworders’ February 26 sale at Stansted Mountfitchet, contains correspondence relating to an incident over the shooting of an owl during a Royal visit to the Wynyard Park estate in 1896.

A photographer had the bird stuffed and subsequently sent a photograph to Edward, Prince of Wales, with an inscription stating that the prince had shot the owl himself. According to the letters, the prince was most annoyed and a grovelling apology from the photographer followed.

Estimate £400-600.

Contact: 01279 817778.

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