English Agricultural Societies' Dinner, in Queen's College Quadrangle, Oxford, July 1[7th?] 1839. [&]English Agricultural Society's Show Yard. First Meeting at Oxford, July 17th. 1839. To the Right Honble. John Charles, Earl Spencer, President, the Trustees, Vice Presidents, Committee of Management, and Members, This Print is most respectfully dedicated.
Published by J. & R. Dewe, Broad St. Oxford; and Sold by R. Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street: and T.M. McLean, 26, Haymarket, London [c.1839].
Pair of lithographs, each image 195 x 300mm. 7¾ x 11¾". Creases. The 'dinner' plate trimmed at top.
The English Agricultural Society was founded in 1838. In 1840 it was granted its Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, and so became the Royal Agricultural Society of England. It organises the annual 'Royal Show' at the Society's headquarters at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. This fascinating pair of prints includes a depiction of the society's first show at Oxford, and features cattle, ploughs and other examples of the latest agricultural and harvesting technology.
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