Mr. John Martin's Rose-combed Dorking Cock "Champion" Lewis Wright.

Mr. John Martin's Rose-combed Dorking Cock "Champion"

London, Paris & New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1873. First edition. Matted in Rag Board. A Fine original Chromolithograph. Drawn by J. W. Ludlow and printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lithographer. During the Mid-Victorian period, the nature of a country gentleman's wealth was determined by the breadth of his flock, which at times referred to his prized poultry stock. This fine original chromolithograph is an actual portrait of a prizewinning cultivated breed. In the tradition of classic 19th century animal portraiture, the bird is here represented in minute detail accentuating the meritous elements of the particular breed. The plate not only names the bird, but credits its owner and documents at which prestigious agricultural fair the Prized Cup or First Place Ribbon was awarded. These faithful portraits of celebrated birds, set in elegant pastoral landscapes or tidy barnyards settings evoke both timeless sophistication and country elegance. Traditional poultry prints have been fashionable for decades as they are equally at home in a stylish city townhouse, as in a casual country home setting. (Fine Bird Books, Wood. 637). Fine. Item #4085

Price: $225.00

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