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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

 

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An extract of our prints currently available:


Gatja Rothe Manitou  - wild horses
Prof. Low's Domestic Cattle Breeds
George Garrard Cattle Breeds
Images of Dogs
Landseer, Sir E. Dogs
Carrington J.Y. Jack Russell Terrier
Queen Alexandra her Grandchildren and dogs
Morland, Geo. Dancing Dogs
Jacob, N. H. Il Pinco Golden Marmoset
See also paintings of horses 1 2
See also paintings of Dogs 1 2
See also Topographical Views
See also Pears Soap & period posters

Scarce Images from
Professor David Low's

THE BREEDS OF THE  DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS

An important pioneering work illustrating the forerunners of all of today's most important breeds of horses, cows, sheep and pigs.

David Low,1786 - 1859 Professor of Agriculture at Edinburgh University, produced these beautiful stone lithographs as a reference for those interested in the infant science of selective breeding. He was concerned that the relatively simple basic concepts of matching a breed to its environment whilst improving its productivity were not understood by the majority of farmers or breeders. With the help of a government grant from Earl Spencer, Low set up the agricultural museum in Edinburgh. The artist William Shiels of the Royal Scottish Academy was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of all the significant breeds of economic significance in Great Britain at the time. These paintings were then used as the basis for Low's important work.

Vide: Cf. BM(NH) III, p.1184; cf. Mellon, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship 168; cf. Nissen ZBI 2564; cf. Wood p.442

 

Prof Low Pl3

 

WILD or WHITE FOREST BREED [Pl. 3]

Cow 8 years old, from Haverford West in the County of Pembroke

London:  Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. Hand-coloured  stone lithograph by Fairland from a drawing by William Nicholson RSA, after a painting by William Shiels RSA. Some insignificant loss or chipping in the corners and bottom margin of the sheet.

A beautiful and carefully observed portrait of one of the most historically important breeds of cow,

Image size (including text): 10 x 12 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches.

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Prof Low Pl 4

 

WEST HIGHLAND BREED [Pl. 4]

Cow bred by Mr. Maxwell of Aros, Mull by a Dun Bull bred by Mr. Maxwell:
- Young bull 18 months old, Bred by Mr. Maxwell of Caolis, by a Black Bull bred by Mr. Campbell.

London:  Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. Hand-coloured  stone lithograph by Fairland from a drawing by William Nicholson RSA, after a painting by William Shiels RSA

A beautiful and carefully observed portrait of one of the most historically important breeds of cow,

  Image size (including text): 10 x 12 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches.

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Low pl 6

 

KERRY BREED [Pl. 6]

Cow 6 years old, the property of the Right Honourable the Earl of Clare from a stock selected by the late Bishop of Killaloe.

London:  Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. Hand-coloured  stone lithograph by Fairland from a drawing by William Nicholson RSA, after a painting by William Shiels RSA. Some insignificant loss or chipping in the bottom right corner and top margin of the sheet.

A beautiful and carefully observed portrait of one of the most historically important breeds of cow,

Image size (including text): 9 x 11 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches.

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Low pl 8

CALLOWAY BREED [Pl. 8] [sic]

Heifer, 3 years old, the property of the Right Honourable the Countess of Selkirk. -Bull,- 4 Years old, bred by Mr. Marshall, St. Mary’s Isle, Kircudbrightshire.

London:  Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. Hand-coloured  stone lithograph by Fairland from a drawing by William Nicholson RSA, after a painting by William Shiels RSA. Some insignificant  chipping at edges of the sheet. Image size (including text): 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches.

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Images from
George Garrard

A DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF OXEN COMMON IN THE BRITISH ISLES

Plates dated from 1799-1805. 

The last quarter of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries saw much interest in Natural History Sciences and in particular husbandry methods & breeding of domestic stock to feed the growing population of the British Isles. Specialist artists such as Garrard published images after their paintings, such as the ones we display, thereby spreading knowledge of the breeds throughout the kingdom.

George Garrard (b London, 31 May 1760; d London, 8 Oct 1826). English painter and sculptor. After serving an apprenticeship with Sawrey Gilpin, later his father-in-law, Garrard became a student at the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 1778, exhibiting his first sporting picture there in 1781. Though his occasional genre paintings were better received than his many animal subjects (Sir Joshua Reynolds purchased his View of a Brew-house Yard from the Academy exhibition of 1784), he initially determined to practise as a sporting artist, probably on the advice of the notorious sportsman Colonel Thomas Thornton (1755–1823) for whom he had worked in the 1780s.

Garrard Galloway heifer

 

A FAT GALLOWAY HEIFER

Original hand tinted etching, published G.Garrard, London, Nov.1st.1805
 this show heifer, being a mixture of Indian, was exhibited by Alderman Curtis at Smithfield Christmas Shew 1804.

Plate size : 11 5/16  x 16 1/4 inches. (29 x 41.3 cm) Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 21 inches.

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Garrard Suffolk Bull

 

A SUFFOLK BULL

Original hand tinted etching, published G.Garrard, London, Nov.1st.1805
this show bull, was in the possession of the Earl of Egremont.

Plate size : 11 5/16  x 16 1/4 inches. (29 x 41.3 cm)  Sheet size: 16 1/4 x21 inches.

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