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Herbert Atkinson (1863 – 1936)

Herbert Atkinson was one of the original founders of the Oxford Old English Game Club in 1885 and later became an Honorary Vice-President of the Game Fowl Club of America and South Africa.

Alongside his status with sporting clubs, Herbert was also a known for being a judge at international poultry shows as well being a naturalist, explorer, painter, sculptor and sportsman himself.

Herbert’s paintings and writings on Game Fowl were celebrated worldwide and one of his most acclaimed pieces was his painting of Derby winner “Minoru” for King Edward V11.