RESERVED - Portrait Of A Prize Cow [After William Henry Davis]

DESCRIPTION

A fairly modern oleograph with a crackled finish depicting a thickset prize-winning cow. In the early 19th-century, a huge bull weighing almost three thousand pounds was toured around the British Isles. The ‘Durham Ox’ drew crowds in their thousands as locals came to stare at the sizeable beast.

This cattle-based frenzy led to many British landowners breeding animals that were larger than ever before and then having them painted to demonstrate their farming prowess. These paintings were often reproduced as commercial prints to satisfy the eager demand of the public.

This particular print is a modern oleograph after a painting by William Henry Davis (c.1786–1865). Davis became synonymous with animal portraits of this nature and was commissioned to paint hundreds of different images during his lifetime.

Medium
Oleograph
Size including frame
15⅓” x 13” 39cm x 33cm
Year of creation
c. 1990 - c. 2010
Condition
The print is in good condition and has a crackled finish. The maple frame has a few minor scuffs and paint losses.

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