Short Horn Steer.

Method Lithograph
Artist A. M. Gauci
Published [c.1866]
Dimensions Image 332 x 510 mm, Sheet 417 x 570 mm
Notes A very scarce print advertising Thorley's Condiment.

Inscription beneath title reads: Fed on Food Seasoned with Thorley's Condiment. / at 3 Years & 4 Months old, bred & fed by G. S. Foljambe Esqr Osberton Hall, Worksop, dead weight 142 Stn. 6lbs (14lbs to the Stn.) / Sold at Xmas 1865, to Messrs. Cooper & Howard, Sheffield, for 100 Guineas.

A. M. Gauci was an animal painter and lithographer active in the mid to late ninteenth century. In 1868 he was based at 24 Stephen Street, Tottenham Court Road. Between 1860 and 1868 Gauci was commissioned by Joseph Thorley to produce lithographs depicting strong and healthy livestock fed with Thorley's Condiment.

Joseph Thorley (1827 - 1876) was one of the first English manufacturers of compound feed for cattle. Born in Hull, he moved to London to expand his business. By 1861 he had premises at Martins Villas, 17 Lower Hill, Islington; and a few years later built Thorley's Cattle Food Mill at the newly constructed Victoria Wharf.

Lennox-Boyd i/i

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Small scuff marks across left hand side fo image, small tear to bottom margin just into inscription, dirt build up to top margin, not affecting image.
Framing unmounted
Price £500.00
Stock ID 29015