Dogs in Art

Dogs in Art

 

Dogs are popularly seen by humans as man’s best friend and no wonder then that they have been a popular subject for art throughout the ages. They have have been used to convey symbolism and meaning, from loyalty and dedication to strength and watchfulness. From Roman mosaics and pottery, the earliest depictions moved onto hunting scenes in Renaissance murals or medieval books of hours. Dog lovers are very passionate about their pets and many paintings of the 19th and 20th Century may represent specific portraits or favoured breeds.

 


 

Forthcoming Auction Highlights

Dutch School, c.1648 SPANIELS AND POINTER IN A LANDSCAPE

Dutch School, c.1648 SPANIELS AND POINTER IN A LANDSCAPE *detail

Estimate £2,500-3,500

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Thomas William Earl (1815-1885) BASKET OF ROSES

Thomas William Earl (1815-1885) BASKET OF ROSES *detail

Estimate £1,500-2,000

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Marjan Wouda (Dutch, contemporary)  RUNNING DOGS Bronze

Marjan Wouda (Dutch, contemporary) RUNNING DOGS

Estimate £6,000-8,000

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D Tucker (20th century) STUDY OF A LURCHER

D Tucker (20th century) STUDY OF A LURCHER *detail

Estimate £200-300

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William Lucas Lucas, 19th/20th century INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION BARRINGTON BRIDEGROOM

William Lucas Lucas, 19th/20th century INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION BARRINGTON BRIDEGROOM *detail

Estimate £500-700

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After Jules-Edmond Masson (French, 1871-1932) A PAIR OF GREYHOUNDS

After Jules-Edmond Masson (French, 1871-1932) A PAIR OF GREYHOUNDS

Estimate £300-500

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John Trickett (b.1952) JACK RUSSELL

John Trickett (b.1952) JACK RUSSELL *detail

Estimate £800-1,200

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Louis Eugène Lambert (French, 1825-1900) PORTRAIT OF A TERRIER

Louis Eugène Lambert (French, 1825-1900) PORTRAIT OF A TERRIER *detail

Estimate £400-600

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Jane Oakley
Paintings

With 20 years auction experience, Jane comes to us from Sotheby's where she was a director in the British Art Post 1850 Department and head of Scottish Art. She has a broad knowledge of British and Continental paintings and was previously head of the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist, Maritime and Sporting Art departments at Christie's.

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Out of the Ordinary
Out of the Ordinary

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 10:00
Last consignment: Friday, 7th December 2018

 


 

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