A Prize Hereford Bull In A Byre
Oils on Canvas within Original Gilt Frame
British c. 1873
20” high x 24” wide
Provenance: The Third Earl of Powis and thence by descent. This documentary work by Richard Whitford is a prime example of British Naive Livestock Painting of the mid 19th Century. This is one of a collection of eight works commisioned from Whitford by the third Earl, for Powis Castle. The other seven from the group are now the property of the National Trust.
Signed: Signed amd Dated '1873'. The Frame inscribed '1st Prize Bingly Hall, Birmingham, 1872, Property of the Right Honourable The Earl of Powis'