Details: 1891 – West Highland Cow and Calf Book Cover: Animals and their Young, by Harland Coultas
Details: 1891 – West Highland Cow and Calf (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)
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“West Highland Cow and Calf” – by Harrison Weir, is a full page book plate image, taken from “Animals and their Young”, by Harland Coultas, and published by S.W.Partridge & Co, in 1891. This study, with its dramatic composition, of cow and calf set against the background of their highland homeland, is an excellent example of unimposing, quiet fortitude and power as implied and expressed in the West Highand cow, juxtaposed against the calm acceptance and somewhat relaxed attitude of the calf. Yet again, the drawing is imbued with the mood of conservation, and of a balance between fear and respect for the wild. We view this seemingly calm domestic scene, through the eyes of the naturalist, interested in showing us a glimpse of the truth in nature. Likewise, it is also reminiscent of a “still” shot, taken from a modern documentary, where we get an insight into a tranquil moment in the life of these naturally domesticated beauties.
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