Short Horn Steer. Fed on Food Seasoned with Thorley's Condiment. At 3 Years & 4 Months old, bred & fed by G.S. Foljambe Esqr Osberton Hall, Worksop, dead weight 142 Stn 6 lbs (14 lbs to the Stn.)Sold at Xmas 1865, to Messrs Cooper & Howard Sheffield for 100 Guineas.
[From life on stone by A M Gauci, 24 Stephen St. Tottenham Court Road.]
Tinted lithograph, very scarce, 580 x 240mm 22¾ x 16½inches. Some small staining.
George Savile Foljambe's grandfather Francis Foljambe, first established a pedigree Shorthorn herd on the Home Farm on the Osberton Estate, near Worksop, in the late 18th Century. The bull named Foljambe played an early role in the foundation of the pure-bred Shorthorn, being brought to Osberton to improve the breed. It was listed in the very first herd book to publish pedigree records for the breed. all through the 19th century the estate was prominent in the development of the Short Horn Breed following practices introduced by Robert Bakewell and continued by the Collings Brothers. By the middle of the 19th Century farmer's had become familiar with the fifty years of breeding history so art to promote the pedigree of the cattle was commissioned. More important for the continuing depiction of these famous cattle in art was the producers of cattle feed. This style of lithograph was particularly popular from about 1835 to 1870, especially for advertisements like those for Thorley's condiment. Between 1860 and 1868 A.M. Gauci was commissioned by Joesph Thorley to make pictures of animals that had reached their peak being fed on the superior condiment he was producing. Gauci's pictures are typical of this promotion by the manufacturer of animal foods. Thorley's Cattle Food Mill was in Kings's Cross at this time.
Not found in Boalch.
[Ref: 16753] £950.00