'The celebrated breeder of tup's Mr John Freestone of Great Harrowden nr
Wellingborough, stands proudly alongside his shepherd & Four New Leicester
A 2 shear, 3 shear, 4 shear & 6 shear, indicating how their quality was
maintained year on year.
'Mr Freestone owned one of the best flocks in the kingdom.'
Mr Freestone exhibited his sheep at the Northamptonshire Farming & Grazing
Society show on the Althorp estate, & in 1831 won the William 1V Medal for
the best long-wooled sheep at the Smithfield Club Show in London.
Oil on canvas 60 X 70 cms in original maple frame.