Deyrolle: Up from the ashes

In early February 2008, as word spread around Paris that Deyrolle, the legendary Left Bank taxidermy shop, had been gutted by a fire, dozens of clients, neighbors and artists made their way to Rue du...


Among Bochet’s subjects are a half-charred yet still proud-looking male lion, a contorted Nile crocodile and poignantly ash-flecked butterfly cases, which appear alongside portraits of Deyrolle owner Louis Albert de Broglie and other Paris fixtures.

Photographs by Laurent Bochet (above).