Benjamin Marshall Portraits of Cattle of the Improved Short-Horned Breed, the Property of J. Wilkinson Esq. of Lenton, near Nottingham 1816

Artwork details

Artist
Benjamin Marshall 1768–1835
Title
Portraits of Cattle of the Improved Short-Horned Breed, the Property of J. Wilkinson Esq. of Lenton, near Nottingham
Date 1816
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1015 x 1271 mm
frame: 1200 x 1468 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Reference
T03433
Not on display

Display caption

The pioneer cattle breeder John Wilkinson was a tenant farmer at Lenton near Nottingham, whose castle appears in the background of Marshall's picture. The castle park was let out as grazing land at the time. A contemporary engraving identifies the principal animal as 'the celebrated bull Alexander', seen here with three cows and a calf.

August 2004

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