A red and white Ayrshire bull signed and dated 'G.Steell/1845' (lower right) oil on canvas 102 x 127.5cm (40 3/16 x 50 3/16in).
EXHIBITED: Royal Scottish Academy, 1846, no. 352 as 'Portrait of Fitz-George, an Ayrshire bull', lent by the Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland
This Ayrshire bull was bred by William Brodie, Lochwinnoch. He was subsequently owned by Mr Robert Paton, Cloberhill, Dumbarton who showed him at the General Show at Glasgow in 1841 where he gained first prize of his class. The bull was later bought by Lord Covehouse.