The Race Horse.Stallion, Vestris, 11 Years old, the Property of Mr. Hutchins of Cregane Castle._by Whalebone, out of Verennes, dam of Albert. Professor Low's Illustrations of the Breeds of the Domestic Animals.
Published December, 1840, by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London.
Lithograph with hand-colouring, large margins; printed area approx. 270 x 350mm (10½ x 13¾"). Rare.
Plate from Professor David Low's (1786-1859) 'The Breeds of the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands' (1842), which contained fifty-six lithographs after paintings by William Shiels (1783-1857). Low, professor of agriculture at Edinburgh university and the founder of an agricultural museum, commissioned Shiels to paint 100 scientifically accurate illustrations of domestic livestock for his collection. A selection of these paintings, many of which depict breeds now extinct, were selected by Low to illustrate his ideas on breeding and preservation of indigenous species.
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