George Townley Stubbs after Sir George Stubbs.
To S.r Joseph Banks Bar.t President of the Royal Society, This print of the Lincolnshire Ox is humbly dedicated by his obed.t & serv.t J.n Gibbons.
24 x 19.5 inches
An etching with stipple engraving by George Townley Stubbs after the painting by his uncle, George Stubbs, published in London in 1791.
This tremendous animal was bred in Lincolnshire and brought to London in 1790 where it was exhibited in Hyde Park by gracious permission of the Duke of Gloucester. It was one of the earliest of the prize cattle to be immortalised in print and a precursor for the craze in pedigree portraiture that would dominate the early C19th print trade. Many other breeders and owners followed suit and it became very fashionable to commission both a painting and print run of your favourite bull or cow.