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Low Domestic Breeds Somerset Cattle Lithograph Nicholson Shiels

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Low Domestic Breeds - Somerset Cattle


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Antique natural history print


Race a ceinture, du Somsetshire (The Somersetshire Breed) 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. a couple of light stains in the image.

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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 220mm by 300mm (sheet)
SKU NH2072