A SELDOMLY SEEN LARGE TAXIDERMY CALIFORNIA SEA LION (ZALOPHUS CALIFORNIANUS) POSSIBLY BY ROWLAND WARD (1848-1912)
Late 19th century
Magnificently realistic mount, resting on its belly.
L. 214 cm
Museum collection, United Kingdom
Considering the excellent workmanship in this specimen, and the size of it, it is most likely made by Rowland Ward for a museum as he was the go-to taxidermist for museum collections.