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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Title:

Fat Cattle, a Sketch of Tavistock Farmyard Dedicated to the Society for Improving the Breed of Cattle

Date:
1802
Medium:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/8 × 10 inches (35.9 × 25.4 cm), Plate: 14 × 10 inches (35.6 × 25.4 cm), and Image: 13 1/2 × 9 3/4 inches (34.3 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "Publish'd Jan'y 16th 1802 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street."; lettered inside image: "Ah. here's your sort! Here's your Nine Inch Fat, my boys! | O how he will cut up! as my old friend Burke said: | how he will Tallow in the cawl & on the Kidneys!"; lettered below image: "To the Society for Improving the Breed [FAT-CATTLE.] this Sketch of Tavistock Farm yard is dedicated."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.811
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Burke, Edmund (1729/30–1797), politician and author
Bedford, Francis Russell, 5th Duke of (British aristocrat, 1765-1802)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43431
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 9912, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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