William Shiels - The Fifeshire Breed (also known as the Fife Horned Cow or Falkland Breed), courtesy of National Museum of Rural Life, detail

William Shiels

March 4, 2013

William Shiels was a Scottish 19th century artist, known for his commissioned life-size paintings of horses, sheep and cattle, all depicted with scientific accuracy. Having trained initially in Edinburgh and then London, he worked in both cities and his home region of around Kelso for most of his life.