Portrait of a Shorthorned Bull

Method Lithograph
Artist Maxim Gauci after J. H. Carter
Published J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty [c. 1836]
Dimensions Image 436 x 560 mm, Sheet 601 x 725 mm
Notes A rare print of Sir Charles Morgan, 1st Baron Tredegar (1792 - 1875) presenting a Shorthorned bull to King William IV (1765 - 1837) and his bailiff John Engall, with Tredegar House in the background.

Inscription beneath title reads: Bred by Sir Charles Morgan Bar.t of Tredegar in the County of Monmouth, & presented by him to His Majesty William IV. April 1836. / This Picture was painted by Permission of The King, & represents His Majesty, Sir Cha.s Morgan & John Engall, Bailiff to their Majesties George III, George IV & William IV.

Maxim Gauci (1776 - 1854) was a lithographer based at 10a Charles Street, London in the 1830s. Born in Malta, Gauci settled in London in 1809. Best-known for natural history subjects, the lithographic plates for James Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (1837 - 43), were the largest ever produced. He was the father of the lithographer William Gauci (active 1826 - 1854) and the painter and lithographer Paul Gauci (active 1834 - 1866).

J. H. Carter was an artist active in London and Torquay, Devon between 1839 and 1856.

J. Graf was a printer and lithographer active in Britain between 1830 and 1852. Between 1830 amd 1838 he worked in partnership as Graf & Soret. He is described as a 'Printer to her Majesty' or 'Printer to the Queen' on some lithographs.

Boalch 57

Condition: Acid burn to sheet, not affecting image. Professionally repaired tear to bottom of sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £2,000.00
Stock ID 30227