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Print made by Charles Turner, 1774–1857
after Thomas Bewick, 1753–1828
West Highland Heifer Kyloe
Additional Title(s):
This Print of the West Highland Heifer Kyloe
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint with hand coloring on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 22 5/8 inches (48.6 x 57.5 cm), Plate: 17 x 20 7/8 inches (43.2 x 53 cm), Image: 15 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (39.4 x 52.4 cm)

Inscribed on back in graphite lower right: "C"

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered lower left: "Painted by Mr. Bewick."; lower right: "Engraved by C.Turner."; lower center: "This Print of the | WEST HIGHLAND HEIFER KYLOE. | Is dedicated with permifsion to the Right Honourable LORD REDESDALE &c. &c. by his much obliged and obedient humble Servant HILTON MIDDLETON. | This extraordinary Animal, 5 years old, bred in the Isle of Skye, fed by Mr.H.Middleton of Newton, near Darlington, in the County of Durham, measures only 3 feet 5 inches in height, and weighs upwards of 105 Stone 8lb. to the Stone. | This breed of Cattle stands unrivalled as the first in the kingdom for quicknefs of grazing and superior quality of beef, and at all markets one third more is given for them unfed (according to their weight) than any other breed whatever. | The Newton Heifer was fed with the view of bringing the breed into more general notice, and is allowed by the first judges to be the fattest ever seen, with the least coarse beef to its weight. | London, Published for the Proprietor, Feby.12, 1823, By Mr.Bewick, No.15 Nafsau Street, Middlesex Hospital."

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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