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Images Dated 2009

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The Open Door Featured 2009 Image

The Open Door

Signed with monogram and dated 1916
Oil on canvas 40 x 47 ins
Sir R W Buchanan Jardine's Greyhound, Long Span, won the Waterloo Cup in 1907. Beating Glenbridge to the finals, Long Span's win was the first Scottish victory since 1880. Riviere painted this tender portrait when both he and Long Span were coming to the end of their lives. The dog is shown in a quiet, reflective mood, which may have been the mood of the artist, whose life had not been all he would have wished for

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England Expects Featured 2009 Image

England Expects

Signed
Oil on canvas 18 x 24 ins
There was much political infighting between supporters of Toy Bulldogs, Miniature Bulldogs and French Bulldogs: the Kennel Club would not have them, the Bulldog people didn't want them but the French Bulldog Club finally won the day and that breed survived, although all three were probably variants of the same. The two here are Toy Bulldogs, a breed that did not survive the First World War. They are Ch Peter Amos and Ch Ninon de L'Enclos, both owned by Lady Pilkington who made up eight of the 20 Champions in the breed. This is the original painting for the photogravure number 22, England Expects, in Maud Earl's portfolio Terriers and Toys

Portrait of a Borzoi Featured 2009 Image

Portrait of a Borzoi

Canvas 76 x 63 ins, signed and dated 1890
This painting is a fine example of the breed before it was established as a show dog in this country. It was painted two years before the first Borzoi became a champion. This painting was bequeathed to the Kennel Club by Kathleen, Duchess of Newcastle and may prove to be one of the unsolved mysteries of the collection. A brass plaque that used to be beside the painting stated that the Borzoi is Ch Vetch but in her will the Duchess bequeaths the Borzoi Champion Velsh. In fact there was no champion Borzoi of either name in this country, nether did the Duchess own one so named. She did however own a famous dog named Ch Velsk, the sixth Borzoi to become a champion and the sire of four champions. It would therefore appear that there had been a mix up of names or a mistake of the part of a typist, and Velsk is in fact the dog in the painting. However photographs of Velsk show a dog with entirely different markings to the dog in the painting. F

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