• Dickie Zebregs

VanIngen&VanIngen, Mysore: Devine taxidermists to the Maharajas of India

VanIngen&VanIngen, were taxidermists to the Maharajas of India, best known for their leopard and tiger mounts. The VanIngen 'factory' produced more than 43,000 tiger and leopard mounts (Morris, 2006) in their 90 years of operation, of which many are still found scattered all over the world today. They specialized in head mounts, animal rugs and full mounts.


In the 1890s, Eugene van Ingen established the firm, which was run by his sons until it closed in 1999. Soon after the establishment, they served the highest interna