The Old Lincoln Breed.

Method Lithograph with hand colouring
Artist Fairland after William Nicholson and William Shiels
Published Published, June, 1841, by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London.
Dimensions Image 240 x 335 mm
Notes From On the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands: Comprehending the natural and economical history of species and varieties; the description of the properties of external form; and observations on the the principles and practice of breeding by David Low (London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1842).

Inscription beneath title reads: Ram, bred by Mr. Jex, St. Jermains, near Lynne, County of Norfolk. / Professor Low's Illustrations of the Breeds of the Domestic Animals.

William Nicholson (1784 - 1844) was a British painter. Born in Newcastle, Nicholson worked in Edinburgh from 1820. He is best known for his portraits, and the prints he made after them.

William Shiels was a British painter active in the 1830s. In 1833, the Scottish agriculturalist David Low, celebrated his appointment as Professor of Agriculture at the University of Edinburgh, by commissioning Shiels to travel across Britain recording the best specimens of different breeds of animals. The results were then displayed in Low's newly-established agricultural museum.

The Longman publishing company was founded in London by Thomas Longman (1699 - 1755). In August 1724, Longman purchased the stock and household goods of William Taylor, the first publisher of Robinson Crusoe, for £2282 9s 6d. He entered into partnership with his father-in-law, John Osborn, who held one-sixth of the shares in Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia (1728). In 1754, Longman took into partnership his nephew, Thomas Longman (1730 - 1797), and the title of the firm became T. and T. Longman. Upon the death of his uncle in 1755, Longman became sole proprietor. In 1794 he took Owen Rees as a partner; and Thomas Brown (c.1777 - 1869) as an apprentice. His son Thomas Norton Longman (1771–1842) also joined the business. In 1804 two more partners were admitted, and the former apprentice Brown became a partner in 1811. In 1824 the title of the firm was changed to Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green. Thomas Norton Longman died in 1842, leaving his two sons, Thomas (1804 - 1879) and William (1813 - 1877), in control of the business.

Boalch L42
Framing mounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 29109