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The Chinese kind.

Image ID: 823368

The Chinese kind. (1820)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The Chinese kind.

Published Date

: 1820

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 17 x 10 cm. (6 3/4 x 4 in.)


: Printed on border: "History of quadrupeds." "An unceasing attention to improvement has produced or new-modelled the Chinese breed in this coutry to what is deemed to be nearer perfection. The delicacy of appearance, the thin transparent ears, small head, short small legs, and even the colour of the hair, are all considered as requisite qualities which ought to be attended to in this kind. They are seldom fed for the same purposes as the larger kind of Swine, being accounted too small for being dried into bacon; but they are preferred as the best and most delicate for pork and roasting pigs. Our figure was taken from one of this description, in the possession of Geo. Baker, Esq. of Elemore, in the county of Durham." Foxing on image.

Original Source

: From General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- pig

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Pig

Digital ID

: 823368

Record ID

: 710017

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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