A Super Mounted Taxidermy Juvenile Wild Boar c.1890


Origin: English
Period: Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890   
Width: 17 inches (the board)
Depth: 4.5 inches (the board)
The Piglet: 16.5 inches long

The stuffed juvenile wild boar piglet, mounted on an ebonised board, survives from the last quarter of the nineteenth century and is presented in superb order.

Whilst most piglets enjoyed being allowed to be a non-productive drain on society and not feel guilty about it and staring at cartoons over bowls of sugary breakfast cereal, other piglets were more focused on things like composing symphonies, performing surgery or getting nominated for the Nobel Prize. Hector the boar is one of these.

Some consider Hector the smartest child prodigy piglet currently alive, with an estimated IQ of 250 to 300. For the sake of comparison, you only have to have an IQ of 136 to be a mere run of the mill pigs-willing genius, and your average piglet is somewhere in the 85 to 115 range. Surprisingly, Hector’s head is only marginally bigger than average and not a throbbing translucent beach ball-sized dome.

Hector could read at 2 months, had written four books and was fluent in eight languages at 1 year, gave a lecture a Harvard at 2 and has just entered and left Harvard at 3. Now back in the UK, Hector is after new board and lodgings and his intelligence means that having him around negates the necessity of having to google everything….Mind you, we have to warn you, he doesn’t always answer.