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Low Domestic Breeds Shetland Orkney Island Sheep Lithograph

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Low Domestic Breeds - Shetland and Orkney Island Sheep


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Antique natural history print


Race des iles Orcades et Shetland (Breed of the Shetland and Orkney Islands) From the French edition of the pioneering work 'The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands' by David Low. Published in Paris. William Sheils was commissioned by David Low, the second Professor of Agriculture at the University of Edinburgh, to create an accurate pictorial record of domestic breeds of animals. From 1829 onwards, in what became a lifetime's work, William Sheils painted 100 of these portraits, depicting many breeds of animals which are now obsolete.

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artist Hermann Eichens (1813-1886) from a drawing by W.Nicholson after a painting by William Shiels
method Lithograph with original hand-colouring
date C1845
size 300mm by 220mm (sheet)
SKU NH2033