An Alderney Bull,from Earl How's Stock.
Etching in red ink. Plate 300 x 426mm. 11¾ x 16¾".
The Alderney was a breed of dairy cattle originating from the British Channel Island of Alderney, though no longer found on the island. The pure breed is now extinct, though hybrids still exist. George Garrard (1760 - 1826) was an animal painter who turned his attention to the making of casts and models of many subjects, but mainly of domestic animals. He was sponsored by the fifth Duke of Bedford, who was the first president of the Smithfield Club (founded I798), and by the third Earl of Egremont, as well as by other members of the Board of Agriculture. Garrard called his house in Hanover Square, London, 'The Agricultural Museum,' and from there he sold his paintings, engraving and models.
[Ref: 18224] £190.00