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The Albury Estate’s Frontier cow was painted by internationally celebrated watercolour artist, Alexander Creswell, who was appointed as the Prince of Wales’ official artist and is famed for his paintings of Windsor Castle, commissioned by the Royal Family after the fire and restoration. Renowned for his ability to convey the atmosphere and spirit of a place through his paintings; Alexander has unquestionably captured the beauty and tranquillity of the Surrey Hills on this cow.

On one side of Frontier Cow Alexander has painted the view from Newlands Corner looking south over Albury valley and the Surrey Hills with a spring sunset. In contrast, on the other side, is a distopian urban capriccio of a stormy metropolitan skyline to the north. To Alexander, the North Downs at Newlands Corner represents the contrast—the frontier—between urban and rural, between dystopia and utopia.

The Albury Estate, owned by the Duke of Northumberland, covers 3,000 acres of some of the most beautiful Surrey Hills countryside – Frontier Cow epitomises this beautiful landscape. Proceeds from this cow will support the Duke of Northumberland’s chosen charity, Shooting Star Chase.



  • Location:

    Hampton Court Palace Auction
    17th November 2016

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  • Created by:

    Alexander Creswell

  • Raising money for:

    Shooting Star Chase


The Duke of Northumberland & The Albury Estate