The Kerry Breed.Wethers, the property of the Right Honourable the Earl of Clare, Mount Shannon, County of Limerick, selected from the old Mountain Breed of Kerry. Professor Low's Illustrations of the Breeds of the Domestic Animals.
Published October 1840 by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Printed area 340 x 260mm, 13¼ x 10¼".
From 'The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands' by Professor David Low (1786-1859), professor of agriculture at the University of Edinburgh. Unlike most C19th animal portraits, which accentuate the 'useable portions of the beast' to glorify the breeder, Low's purpose was educational and so he insisted on accuracy, here even noting the breeder.
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