A True Native Irish or Kerry Cow. In the Possession of Col.l Hardy.
Hand-coloured engraving with large margins, first issue. Plate 250 x 368mm. 9¾ x 14½". Soiling and markings along upper margin and into plate. Bit dusty.
Kerry Cattle are a rare breed of dairy cattle native to Ireland, and believed to be one of the oldest breeds in Europe. Kerry cattle are normally entirely black with a white tip on the udder. 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: 27440] £260.00