Charles Turner after G. Horner
The Yorkshire Rose
33.5 x 27.5 inches
Etching with additional aquatint and original hand colour; engraved by Charles Turner after Horner and published in Yorkshire, 1838.
This magnificent beast is one of the extraordinary cattle that were bred to enormous proportions and then taken on tour around the country for public admiration. The Yorkshire Rose was staggering 11 feet and 3 inches in length and 6 feet at the rump. At 4 years and 3 months old she weighed in at a monumental 221 stones. She is described as eating grass and hay and "Notwithstanding her amazing weight she is very active".