Breed of the Zetland and Orkey Breed.Ram, 3 Years old, of the Ancient Breed, from the Isle of Enhallow. _ Ewe, 3 Years old, from the Island of Rousay, bred by William Traill, Esq.r of Woodwick. _ The lamb a cross with the pure Cheviot.
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 small hole top left.
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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