Comet by Thomas Weaver antique animal paintings

Antique Painting: Comet

Shorthorn Bull in a landscape with Ketton Hall (the home of Charles Colling his breeder) beyond.

Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 inches

Signed & dated T. Weaver, Pinxt 1820

Comet was bred by Charles Colling & became the first example of domestic livestock to realise 1,000gns at Auction in 1810 at Collings dispersal sale. He was bought by a syndicate of four & became the most famous bull of his time. His descendants were the foundations of the 'Improved Shorthorn'.


Thomas Weaver

(1774 - 1843)

Please Note : This painting has been sold

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