Breed of the Wicklow Mountains.Ewe, 3 Years old, from the higher range of the heathy mountains. Ram, 3 Years old, from the Vale of Glenmalure.
Published April 1840 by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Printed area 340 x 260mm, 13¼ x 10¼". Faint mount-burn around image.
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.
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