- Also known as
primary name: Pidcock, Gilbert
other name: Pidcock's Exhibition
other name: Pidcock's Menagerie
- individual; shop/business; curator; British; Male
- Life dates
- Exeter Change, Strand, London
- Menagerist and showman; by 1779 travelling around the English midlands with exotic animals; 1793, purchased Thomas Clark menagerie at Exeter Exchange in the Strand with which he had been involved for at least two years. Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.384) advertises "G. Pidcock's Grand Menagerie, over Exeter 'Change. Two Stupendous Elephants, Male and Female, the only ones in England, They lock and unlock Doors, perform Feats with Money, &c. in a manner appearing rational. Admittance 1s. Two Curious Non-descripts resembling the Lion. Two Beavers, Male and Female, The most industrious of Animals. Two Kangaroos, Male and Female, Female bearing her Young, and suckling it in a Pouch. A Skeleton of a Whale, 66 Feet long. Admittance One Shilling. Male Lion, Tigers, Leopards, Hyenas, Mandrils, Cassowary, Crown Cranes, Vultures, And upwards of 100 curious Subjects, only 1s. each..."