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Print made by unknown artist
James Barenger, 1780–after 1831
Published by Marshall, Lovitt & Armitage, Hull, Yorkshire
The Famous Lincolnshire Ox
Additional Title(s):
The Famous Lincolnshire Ox, Fed by the Right Honorable Lord Yarborough Brocklesby
Materials & Techniques:
Etching and aquatint with hand coloring on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 17 x 20 1/2 inches (43.2 x 52.1 cm), Image: 14 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (36.8 x 52.1 cm)

Inscribed on back in graphite lower right: "C"

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered lower left: "Painted by J.Barenger."; lower center: "THE FAMOUS LINCOLNSHIRE OX, | Fed by the Right Hon.ble Lord Yarborough Brocklesby under the direction of the Hon.ble Chas. A. Pelham, M.P. | To whom this Plate is Dedicated by their most Obdt. and truly Humble Servants MARSHALL LOVITT & ARMITAGE the Present Owners. | Pubd. Sepr. 22, 1823, by Mefsrs. Marshall, Lovitt & Armitage, Hull, Yorkshire"; lower left: "The Lincolnshire Ox | was got by Young Fortune, the Property of Phillip Skipworth, Esqu. Young Fortune was got by Young favorite, & Young Favorite | by Comet, out of Countefs. Comet was sold for 1000 Guineas at Mr. Charles Collings' sale & Countefs sold at the same time for 420. | when nine years old. The Lincolnshire Ox was out of a favorite Cow of R.Goultons, Esqr. Bonby, which was got by Coddlenob and | Coddlenob by Patriot"; lower right: "Live Weight 464 Stone. | Dimensions | Five feet six inches in height of the shoulders. 11 feet 10 inches from the nose to the setting of the tail. 11 feet 1 inch in girth, | 3 feet 3 inches acrofs the back in three places, viz. the hips, shoulders, and middle of the back. 1 foot 2 inches from the breast | to the ground, 9 inches in girth of the fore leg, and 1 foot 10 inches between the fore legs."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agronomy | animal art | ewe (animal) | farming | husbandry | obesity | 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]

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