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Creator Print made by unknown artist
James Barenger, 1780–after 1831, British
Published by Marshall, Lovitt & Armitage, Hull, Yorkshire, British
Title The Famous Lincolnshire Ox
Alternate Title(s) The Famous Lincolnshire Ox, Fed by the Right Honorable Lord Yarborough Brocklesby
Date 1823
Medium Etching and aquatint with hand coloring on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet (cropped inside plate): 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", Paul Mellon collector's mark, 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
Accession Number B1985.36.260
Collection Prints and Drawings
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Subject Terms agronomy | animal art | ewe (animal) | farming | husbandry | obesity | science
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