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19th century portrait of a Devon Farm cow in a landscape setting by livestock illustration artist Lou Burk (American, 1845-1914). Signed and dated '85 lower right. Housed in the original silver-gilt frame with molded clover motif. 20" x 16" sight, 20" x 24" framed. Note: Devon Farm was nationally known for its production of Devon Cattle. Lou Burk was born in Kentucky in 1845. He grew up on a farm in Illinois and went on to a career painting cattle, horses and other animals for catalog illustrations for livestock farmers and breeders (biographical information courtesy Askart: the Artists' Bluebook). Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 2" scratch right edge, center, some streaking to right corner, scattered inclusions, overall light grime. 2" molding loss to upper right corner of frame, other scattered smaller frame losses.