Walter Potter was an English taxidermist noted for his anthropomorphic dioramas featuring mounted animals mimicking human life, which he displayed at his museum in Bramber, Sussex, England. The exhibition was a well-known and popular example of "Victorian whimsy" for many years, even after Potter's death; however enthusiasm for such entertainments waned in the twentieth century, and his collection was finally dispersed in 2003.
Also available is the book, "Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy" by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein. Enter Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter's fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette at the kittens' tea party... Here, perhaps for the last time, the collection is preserved and celebrated with new photographs of Potter's best-loved works.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Potter