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The Durham Ox.
The Durham Ox. To The Right Honorable Lord Somerville, This Print is with great respect humbly dedicated, by his Lordship's most obedt. humble Servant John Day. This wonderful Animal is now the property of Mr. John Day of Harmston, near Lincoln, and was March 20 1802, six years old. Subscriptions taken for this Print in the first Year, amounted to two thousand and upwards, from whence the Public opinion of this beautiful Animal may well be ascertained. This Ox is still in a grewing and improving state, and weighs according to the computation of the best judges 30 Score pr. Quarter, which is 300 Stone 14 lb to the Stone. [Table of the animal's 'dimensions' lower left of plate].
Painted by J. Boultbee. Engraved by J. Whessell.
Publish'd March 20. 1802 by John Day.
Stipple printed in colours. Sheet: 530 x 630mm (21 x 24¾). Faint text in title. Trimmed within plate and repaired damage in margins.
A good impression of this "must have" image. John Day made 'The Durham Ox' one of the most celebrated animals, and this engraving by Whessell after Boultbee is amongst the most successful cattle images ever printed.
Boalch: 27
[Ref: 42056]   £1,850.00  
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