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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

Copyright © The Kennel Club

Media ID 10644838

Date: 31st July 2009

Job Title: Greyhound

Credit: Briton Riviere RA (1840-1920)

Filename: 4475_Briton Riviere RA (1840-1920)_022_The Kennel Club©.jpg

Image Size: 3150 x 2689 Pixels

Filesize is 7.77MB

Associated Categories: The Kennel Club Art Collection

Keywords: art, artwork, briton riviere, greyhound, long span, lying, oil, painting