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Framed Print of Portrait of a Borzoi

Portrait of a Borzoi

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.

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Framed Print of 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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Art , Artwork , Borzoi , Brown , Historical , Oil , Painting , White

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Wood effect frame with 10x8 print in a card mount. Archival quality photographic paper. Overall outside dimensions are 14x12 inches (363x325mm). Features hardboard back stapled in with hanger and glazed with durable Styrene Plastic to provide a virtually unbreakable glass-like finish. Easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Moulding is 40mm wide by 15mm thick. Please note that, to prevent the paper falling through the mount window and to prevent cropping of the original artwork, the visible print may be slightly smaller to allow the paper to be securely attached to the mount without any white edging showing and to match the aspect ratio of the original artwork.
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> Images Dated > 2009 > May > 19 May 2009
> The Kennel Club Art Collection
Filename: 7869_William Frank Calderon (1865 - 1943)_006_The Kennel Club©.jpg

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