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Cattle At Noontide On The Bure

Cattle At Noontide On The Bure

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 40

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Cattle at Noontide, on the Bure. – The marshes all round Yarmouth are noted for the splendid feed they afford the cattle which are turned in to graze upon them. By reason of some peculiarity of the soil, the grass is so nutritious that the cattle after a month or two of roving over these vast plains positively require no fatting, but are quite ready for the butcher. Visitors are struck by the quantity of cattle to be seen – hundreds upon hundreds are passed in a single day – and very pretty they look with their parti-coloured skins. From an artistic point of view they are frequently the making of a picture.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate LXXX from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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