A Prize Bull in a Landscape
Richard Whitford (fl.1854-1887)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
508 x 610 mm (20 x 24 in)
Place of origin
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Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
Oil painting on canvas, A Prize Bull in a Landscape, by Richard Whitford (fl.1854-1887), signed 'R. Whitford' (lower right), circa 1876. In 1876, this animal won first prize at the Bath and West of England Show, Hereford, first prize at the West Midland Show, Oswestry, first prize at the Smithfield Club, London, and first prize at the Bingley Hall, Birmingham; in 1877 it won first prize at the Bingley Hall, Birmingham.
Probably commissioned by Edward James Herbert, 3rd Earl of Powis (1818-1891), and thence by descent; purchased by the National Trust at auction at Bonhams, 20 Januray 2010 (Gentleman's Library Sale), lot 163, with funds from Jeremy Rye and from other gifts and bequests.
Makers and roles
Richard Whitford (fl.1854-1887), artist