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.
Dutch School, c.1648 SPANIELS AND POINTER IN A LANDSCAPE *detail
Thomas William Earl (1815-1885) BASKET OF ROSES *detail
Marjan Wouda (Dutch, contemporary) RUNNING DOGS
D Tucker (20th century) STUDY OF A LURCHER *detail
William Lucas Lucas, 19th/20th century INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION BARRINGTON BRIDEGROOM *detail
After Jules-Edmond Masson (French, 1871-1932) A PAIR OF GREYHOUNDS
John Trickett (b.1952) JACK RUSSELL *detail
Louis Eugène Lambert (French, 1825-1900) PORTRAIT OF A TERRIER *detail
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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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