enormous sheep (2015)
Other Print by Peter Long


  • Other Print, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 7
  • Size: 10 × 12 in (unframed) / 6.25 × 7.75 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Peter Long

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

As the Victorians sped forward in progress, they genuinely enjoyed the extraordinary, indulging and celebrating it. In 1850 Mr Joseph Brown of Upper Farm, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, commissioned a painting of ‘an enormous sheep’ he owned. An account from the time reported, ‘The sheep had the body of a bullock which sagged on legs the size of a normal sheep. So heavy was the body and so slender the legs in comparison that the sheep was trundled about the farm in a trolley.’

This print is pulled from an engraving cut from a sheet of rubber, a variation of letterpress. After removal of areas that are to be left as white paper, the rubber sheet is then rolled up with ink and pressed to paper, producing the print. The technique does not accommodate reprinting, so the edition is forever fixed at 7 copies.

This print will fit straight into a 12 x 10 inch frame.

Materials used:

oil based black printing ink, Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm

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