Galgacus Booth 1879. Frederick Woodhouse Snr.
Frederick Woodhouse Snr

Galgacus Booth 1879

Oil on canvas
49.5 x 59.5 cm
Signed and dated
Inscribed Galgacus Booth (325) roan, calved 1st February,
1874 Bred by R. McDougall Esq. Property of D Macgregor

Provenance: Estate of Duncan MacGregor; then by descent to private collection, Dalmore, Baringhup; Private collection, Melbourne
Literature:   …The bull now used with the herd is Galgacus Booth, by Field-Marshall Booth, bred by Mr R. McDougall, from whom he was purchased for 500 guineas.  This is really a splendid animal, with a back as level as a table, and all that could be desired as regards form. Farming at Darraweitguim, Australasian, 24 June, 1876, page 24

This was a very symmetrical & rich fleshed Bull
One thousand Guineas was refused for him when 2 years old
And afterwards asked if twelve hundred could buy him, likewise refused

refer Herd book, Stock pedigrees 1874-1920, Duncan MacGregor papers, Manuscripts, State Library of Victoria

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