Suite of 3 British original c. 1842 framed and matted Stone Lithographs with hand-coloring. All sheep. The Cheviot Breed, The Romney Marsh Breed, Breed of the Higher Welsh Mountains, professionally framed and matted in matching wood frames under glass. Each 20.50"x16"x1. Weight combined 12 pds. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. Professor Low's Illustrations of the Breeds of the Domestic Animals. Drawn by Mr. Nicholson, R.S.A., from a painting by Mr Shiels, R.S.A. / Drawn on Stone and Printed by Fairland, Published December, 1840, by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London. Plate from Professor David Low's (1786-1859) 'The Breeds of the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands' (1842), which contained fifty-six lithographs after paintings by William Shiels (1783-1857). Low, professor of agriculture at Edinburgh university and the founder of an agricultural museum, commissioned Shiels to paint 100 scientifically accurate illustrations of domestic livestock for his collection. A selection of these paintings, many of which depict breeds now extinct, were selected by Low to illustrate his ideas on breeding and preservation of indigenous species.