1878 – Shorthorn Cow


“Shorthorn Cow – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows: “The Shorthorn Cow is a most useful an valuable animal. It gives a very large quantity of milk, a good cow, it is said, giving sometimes as much as twenty-two quarts in one day. Most of the milk sold in London comes from these cows. Ought we not to think well of the kind creature who so patiently yields her sweet milk for our breakfast and tea-table?”

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Detail: Shorthorn Cow, by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – Shorthorn Cow                                              Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Shorthorn Cow, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Shorthorn Cow, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – Shorthorn Cow                                           (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)

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