18 June 2008
James Loder of Bath (Bath 1784-1860) and William Henry Davis (fl. 1803-1849)
A prize ram bred by Mr. William Sainsbury
with inscription 'This Ram (29 M.ths Old) Bred by MR Willm Sainsbury, West Th[ough..?] Wilts gaind. the 1.t Prize (80 £) 2. Class At the Royal Agricultural Show of Cattle held at Derby 1843 Painted At Derby. by J.Loder, Animal Painter of - Bath -' and 'This Ram corrected & finished by M.r WH Davis 1848.' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
23 x 30 in. (58.4 x 76.2 cm.)
Acquired from Crane Arts Ltd., September 1972.
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The ram in this painting would appear to be one and the same as that depicted in lot 103.
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