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Creator:
Print made by William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after Thomas Weaver, 1774–1843, British
Title:
Portrait of the Short Horned Bull Patriot
Date:
1810
Medium:
Mezzotint with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 x 23 5/8 inches (50.8 x 60 cm) and Image: 17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45.1 x 60 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in graphite lower right: "153 | C"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Lettered lower left: "Painted by Thomas Weaver."; lower right: "Engraved by Willm. Ward Engraver Extraordinary to H.R.H.the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York."; lower center: "Published by Thos. Weaver Shrewsbury Feby. 14. 1810. | PORTRAIT of the SHORT HORNED BULL, PATRIOT, | Bred by Mr. Geo.Coates - Now the property of John Loft. James Conington Thos. Marris & John Richardson Esqurs. | To the Right Honble. Charles Lord Yarborough. | Baron Yarborough of Yarborough in the County of Lincoln. President of the Agricultural Society for the Division of Lindsey in the said County. | This Plate is respectfully Inscribed by His Lordship's mych obliged & obedt. Servt. Thos. Weaver.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1985.36.1192
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agronomy | animal art | bull | farming | husbandry | obesity | science | windmill
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Dan Q. Dao, THESE LIVESTOCK PORTRAITS WERE THE ULTIMATE DISPLAYS OF WEALTH IN 19TH-CENTURY BRITAIN, https://www.saveur.com/crazy-paintings-livestock-1800s-britain , Saveur, December 26, 2017, Available Online

Dudley Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1981, NE960.3 G7 B75 + Oversize (Mellon Shelf) (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21234
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