Neapolitan Breed. Boar and Sow , the property of th Right Hon. Earl Spencer, imported from Naples by Hon. Captain Spencer.

Method Lithograph with original hand colour
Artist Fairland and Mr. Nicholson after William Shiels
Published Published June 1840 by Longman, Orme, Brown Gren, & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London.
Dimensions Image 220 x 315 mm, Sheet 315 x 425 mm
Notes An uncommon print of pigs, Supplementary Plate 4, from Professor David Low's 'The Breeds of the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands,' London, 1842. The book contained fifty-six lithographs after paintings by William Shiels . Low, professor of agriculture at Edinburgh university and the founder of an agricultural museum, commissioned Shiels to paint 100 scientifically accurate illustrations of domestic livestock for his collection. A selection of these paintings, many of which depict breeds now extinct, were selected by Low to illustrate his ideas on breeding and preservation of indigenous species.

Condition: Overall toning of paper and a few spots in the margins and inscription space, short tear lower left not affecting the inscription or image.
Framing mounted
Price £400.00
Stock ID 40351