Sussex Ox from the Earl of Egremonts Stock.
Hand-coloured engraving with large margins, very fine first issue. Plate 351 x 468mm. 13¾ x 18½".
A Sussex Ox. The Sussex cattle are a red breed that have descended from the draught oxen long used on the Weald, which were selectively bred from the late 18th century to form a modern beef breed. George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) established a pedigree herd of Sussex Cattle, which are still maintained at Stag Park, in the northern part of the Petworth Park estates. These are the original coloured prints issued at 5 shillings each. George Garrard (1760-1826) the animal painter and sculptor.
Boalch The Rothamsted Collection.
[Ref: 27426] £260.00