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Creator:
Print made by William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after Thomas Weaver, 1774–1843, British
Title:
The Newbus Ox
Date:
1812
Medium:
Mezzotint with hand coloring on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches (51.1 x 61.3 cm) and Image: 17 7/8 x 23 3/4 inches (45.4 x 60.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite lower left: "L2491"; inscribed on back lower right: "L 2491 | 155 C"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Lettered lower left: "Painted by Thomas Weaver"; lower right: "Engraved by Wm.Ward Engraver to their R.H.the Prince Regent & Duke of York."; lower center: "To the Right Honorable Lord Dundas, | This Plate of the | NEWBUS OX, | is with his Lordship's permifsion respectfully dedicated, by his Lordship's most humble and devoted Servant, Geo.Byers. | This Ox was bred by WILLIAM HUTCHINSON ESQr. of EGLESTON, near Barnard Castle. He was out of a Highland Scotch Cow, which when fat and slaughtered, weighed only 24 stone 10 lbs: (14 to the stone.) His Sire was a Grandson of OLD FAVOURITE, belonging to CHARLES COLLING ESQr. of KETTON, and was fed by THOMAS WILKINSON ESQr. of NEWBUS GRANGE, near DARLINGTON, in the County of Durham. | Published July 24, 1812, by G.Byers &Co. Darlington."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1985.36.1193
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agronomy | animal art | farming | husbandry | obesity | ox | science
Access:
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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:21235
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