Mr John Harris's Pair of Henny Game

Method Chromolithograph
Artist Vincent Brooks
Published c.1880
Dimensions Image 199 x 172 mm
Notes From 'Cassell's Poultry Book'.

The Illustrated Book of Poultry by Lewis Wright, published in London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890. This series of poultry lithographs, popularly known as Cassell's Book of Poultry, has a text by Lewis Wright, illustrations by Ludlow and lithographs by Vincent Brooks Day & Son. The wealth of landed gentry during Victorian times was frequently measured, in part, by the size of their flock, including poultry. Gentlemen and women competed fiercely in raising prize winning poultry which were entered in local and regional fairs. This series, which is widely regarded as the most desirable of the English poultry books contains beautifully lithographed examples of the pure-bred fowl praising the owner, by implication, and listing, where appropriate, the cup or ribbon won.
Framing mounted
Price £65.00
Stock ID 27407