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    Sale 12038


    20 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 302

    William Ward (1766-1826), after George Garrard

    The Holderness Cow

    Price Realised  


    William Ward (1766-1826), after George Garrard
    The Holderness Cow
    mezzotint on wove paper, good impression with margins, published by G. Garrard, London, 1798
    S. 20 x 26 ¼in. (50.8 x 66.7cm.)
    (2)With The Spottiswoode Ox, Bred and Fed by John Spottiswoode Esq. of Spottiswoode in the County of Berwick, mezzotint with margins, by James Ward, after A. Nasmyth, published by A. Cardon, London, 1804

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Dr Robert Cowley King, Bob to his friends or alternatively “The Stubbs Man” to many of the London print trade, was a collector and connoisseur of his field the like of which one sadly comes across less and less these days. A true enthusiast of British sporting art with a particular passion for the engraved works of George Stubbs he was a self-confessed obsessive of the imagery. With a keen eye for a rare version of or simply a copy of a print that he didn’t yet have in his collection, I was even being called in the last months of his life from his hospital bed to be scrutinized on what might be coming up for sale and its suitability for his already full stable. Now his much loved and prized treasures are to be set free to run races again and grace the homes of other enthusiasts who I’m sure will enjoy and appreciate them as much as the good doctor did.
    Nicolas Martineau