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Print made by Charles Turner, 1774–1857
after Thomas Weaver, 1774–1843

Two Durham Oxen

Additional Title(s):

Two Denham Oxen

Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 24 × 30 inches (61 × 76.2 cm), Image: 21 3/4 × 27 7/8 inches (55.2 × 70.8 cm)

Inscribed on back in graphite upper left: "E 11199"

Lettered lower left: "Painted by Thos. Weaver, Shrewsbury."; lower left: "WEIGHTS lb. | Two fore Quarters - 1127. | Two hind Quarters - 950. | Rough Fat - 275. | Hide - 120. | 2472."; lower center: To Sir Clifford Constable. Bart. of Tixall in the County of Stafford. | This print of Two Durham Oxen is with permission humbly dedicated by his very Obliged and Obedient Servant Benjamin A. Bond. | The above Oxen were descended from the Stock of Edwd.Blount Esqr. of Bellamore. Rear'd and Fed by Mr.John Bond of Brancott, near Stafford. And Slaughter'ed to celebrate the coming of Age of Sir Thomas Aston Clifford Bart. on the 3rd. of May 1827. | Published July 29, 1828. by Benjamin A. Bond. Brancott, Staffordshire."; lower right: "WEIGHTS lb. | Two fore Quarters - 1188. | Two hind Quarters - 867. | Rough Fat - 252. | Hide - 130. | 2437."; lower right: "Engraved by C. Turner, London"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agronomy | animal art | chickens | farming | husbandry | obesity | oxen | rooster | science
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IIIF Manifest:

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) [YCBA]

Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver, Painter of pedigree, Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury, Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution, London, p. 300, NJ18.W3733 W43 2017 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

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