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Zetland Breed - Plate 5

LOW, David (1786-1859) - After William SHIELS, R.S.A

Published by London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840
Condition: Near Fine No Binding
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A splendid Lithograph with original hand-coloring by Fairland from a drawing by William Nicholson RSA, after a painting by William Shiels RSA from Professor David Low's ‘THE BREEDS OF THE DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS’ documenting the pure breeds of the British Isles from one of the first works to illustrate the forerunners of the most important breeds of modern day horses, cows, sheep and pigs. Paper Size: 17"x13" Condition: near fine David Low (1786 – 1859), Professor of Agriculture at Edinburgh University and founder of the agricultural museum in Edinburgh, produced these lithographs as a reference for those interested in the budding science of selective breeding. He was concerned that the relatively simple basic concepts of matching a breed to its environment to improve its productivity were not understood by the majority of farmers or breeders. The artist William Shiels of the Royal Scottish Academy was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of all the breeds of economic significance in Great Britain at the time. These paintings were then used as the basis for Low's work. Shiels authentically and accurately depicts each breed, set in pastoral or mountainous landscapes where the breed is found. Each lithograph is valued twofold, both as a classic animal portrait and a fine 19th century British landscape. A splendid Lithograph with original hand-coloring by Fairland from a drawing by William Nicholson RSA, after a painting by William Shiels RSA from Professor David Low's ‘THE BREEDS OF THE DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS’ documenting the pure breeds of the British Isles from one of the first works to illustrate the forerunners of the most important breeds of modern day horses, cows, sheep and pigs. Paper Size: 17"x13" Condition: near fine David Low (1786 – 1859), Professor of Agriculture at Edinburgh University and founder of the agricultural museum in Edinburgh, produced these lithographs as a reference for those interested in the budding science of selective breeding. He was concerned that the relatively simple basic concepts of matching a breed to its environment to improve its productivity were not understood by the majority of farmers or breeders. The artist William Shiels of the Royal Scottish Academy was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of all the breeds of economic significance in Great Britain at the time. These paintings were then used as the basis for Low's work. Shiels authentically and accurately depicts each breed, set in pastoral or mountainous landscapes where the breed is found. Each lithograph is valued twofold, both as a classic animal portrait and a fine 19th century British landscape.***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***. Bookseller Inventory # js0508f

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Title: Zetland Breed - Plate 5

Publisher: London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans

Publication Date: 1840

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Near Fine

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