Item #1697 Low Domestic Breeds - Shetland and Orkney Island Sheep. Hermann Eichens, from a., W Nicholson after a., William Shiels.

Low Domestic Breeds - Shetland and Orkney Island Sheep

Lithograph with original hand-colouring. C1845. 300mm by 220mm (sheet). 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." Item #1697

Price: $320.00