Painter of Pedigree

Painter of Pedigree

Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury: Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution

Hardback406pp Illustrated244x165mm

9781910787670     Product Code: 508505

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Thomas Weaver (1774–1844) was an accomplished artist working during the late 18th century, when innovative methods of breeding produced bigger and better domestic animals. Weaver was among a small group of artists who pioneered the painting of owners’ and breeders’ prize sheep, cattle, hounds and thoroughbred stallions. Written by a descendant, with access to Weaver’s papers and diaries, this book tells the story and reproduces the paintings of a successful animal artist during the Agricultural Revolution.

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