Photo Credit: S. Livingstone
The Reverend Kirby was a 19th century country parson and amateur naturalist who collected thousands of moths and butterflies. He could often be seen striding around his parish in a frock coat with huge pockets and a tall hat which he had lined with cork so that he could safely pin out the specimens he caught. There are 20 different species of rustic moth found in Britain.
16 x 20 cm
rusted iron, pins and cork on burned tin