Dogs In Art

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John Trickett 1953
John Trickett 1953
John Trickett. 1953

Born in Sheffield, John Trickett spent most of his early life in Cleethorpes. The Shooting Times acclaimed him 'The Greatest Painter of Black Labradors in England if not the world' in a two-page article about him.

He has had a number of one-man exhibitions in London, Norfolk and Scotland. His work has also been exhibited in Tokyo, Stockholm, Verona, Dublin and New York. There have been many limited editions printed after his work and a lot of these have sold out and command secondary market prices.

John Trickett 1953, Jack Russell. Oil on canvas, 10 x 12 inches.

Edmund Bristow 1787 – 1876
Edmund Bristow 1787 – 1876
Edmund Bristow 1787 – 1876

Edmund Bristow was born on 1 April 1787 at Eton and lived the whole of his life in Windsor. His father was a heraldic painter and Bristow mainly painted sporting and animal subjects, as well as landscapes which often included views of Windsor and Eton College characters of the day. His paintings were mostly small in scale, beautifully observed and with great attention to detail. He was a friend of Sir Edwin Landseer, RA (1802-1873) and it is said that he gave the young Landseer advice and help. Despite being something of a recluse with eccentric views, Bristow had some important patrons from the Court, including the Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Clarence, later William IV.
A favourite terrier, prov, Christies. Signed E. Bristow.
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in.

Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.
Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.
Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.

Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949
Aged just sixteen Wardle had a piece displayed at the Royal Academy. His first exhibit was a study of cattle by the River Thames, leading to a lifelong interest in painting animals. In 1880 Wardle lived in Oakley Square, Camden, but artistic success enabled him to move to the more upmarket 34 Alma Square in St John’s Wood by 1892. Wardle was prolific; until 1936 he exhibited more than 100 works at the Royal Academy as well as the Society of British Artists at Suffolk Street.

He remains one of the widely known dog painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and he is particularly known for his paintings of terriers. Wardle painted what is probably the best known painting of the fox terrier in its modern form, The Totteridge XI (1897). The painting was commissioned by famed smooth fox terrier breeder Francis Redmond; Wardle painted a number of Redmond’s dogs. The original is in the gallery of The Kennel Club in London.
Arthur Wardle died on July 16, 1949.

Oil on canvas. Prov, Christies.

Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.
Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.
Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.

Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949
Aged just sixteen Wardle had a piece displayed at the Royal Academy. His first exhibit was a study of cattle by the River Thames, leading to a lifelong interest in painting animals. In 1880 Wardle lived in Oakley Square, Camden, but artistic success enabled him to move to the more upmarket 34 Alma Square in St John’s Wood by 1892. Wardle was prolific; until 1936 he exhibited more than 100 works at the Royal Academy as well as the Society of British Artists at Suffolk Street.

He remains one of the widely known dog painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and he is particularly known for his paintings of terriers. Wardle painted what is probably the best known painting of the fox terrier in its modern form, The Totteridge XI (1897). The painting was commissioned by famed smooth fox terrier breeder Francis Redmond; Wardle painted a number of Redmond’s dogs. The original is in the gallery of The Kennel Club in London.
Arthur Wardle died on July 16, 1949.

Oil on canvas. Prov, Christies.

Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875
Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875
Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875

A Belgian artist who specialized in paintings of animals.Vincent de Vos was born in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1829 to father Jan Eugene Vos a miller, and mother Marie Anne Verhaeghe. He studied at the Kortrijk Academy under religious artist Philip De White, and Edward Woutermaetens, also a painter of animals. At the academy, his early works won medals for composition in 1848, antique images in 1849, anatomy in 1851, and the gold metal for perspective in 1852.

In 1870 he spent time in Roman Campagna, Italy. But, eventually he settled down in his home town of Kortrijk, where he set up his studio, which most described a small zoo. He kept dogs, wolves, foxes, monkeys and even a camel. Small sized painting of oil on panel was the majority of his works.His work was successful commercially, and was exhibited primarily in Belgium and France. He died in Kortrijk on 5 October 1875.

Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875
Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875
Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875

A Belgian artist who specialized in paintings of animals.Vincent de Vos was born in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1829 to father Jan Eugene Vos a miller, and mother Marie Anne Verhaeghe. He studied at the Kortrijk Academy under religious artist Philip De White, and Edward Woutermaetens, also a painter of animals. At the academy, his early works won medals for composition in 1848, antique images in 1849, anatomy in 1851, and the gold metal for perspective in 1852.

In 1870 he spent time in Roman Campagna, Italy. But, eventually he settled down in his home town of Kortrijk, where he set up his studio, which most described a small zoo. He kept dogs, wolves, foxes, monkeys and even a camel. Small sized painting of oil on panel was the majority of his works.His work was successful commercially, and was exhibited primarily in Belgium and France. He died in Kortrijk on 5 October 1875.

Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875
Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875
Joos Vincent de Vos 1829-1875

A Belgian artist who specialized in paintings of animals.Vincent de Vos was born in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1829 to father Jan Eugene Vos a miller, and mother Marie Anne Verhaeghe. He studied at the Kortrijk Academy under religious artist Philip De White, and Edward Woutermaetens, also a painter of animals. At the academy, his early works won medals for composition in 1848, antique images in 1849, anatomy in 1851, and the gold metal for perspective in 1852.

In 1870 he spent time in Roman Campagna, Italy. But, eventually he settled down in his home town of Kortrijk, where he set up his studio, which most described a small zoo. He kept dogs, wolves, foxes, monkeys and even a camel. Small sized painting of oil on panel was the majority of his works.His work was successful commercially, and was exhibited primarily in Belgium and France. He died in Kortrijk on 5 October 1875.

Thomas William Earl 1836 – 1885
Thomas William Earl 1836 – 1885
Thomas William Earl 1836 – 1885

Brother of George Earl 1824-1908, both Thomas and George were oustanding artists, both painted sporting dogs and other animals, Thomas was uncle to Maud and Percy Earl, also know for thier sporting dog works of art.

Peter Munro. 1954
Peter Munro. 1954
Peter Munro. 1954

Peter Munro grew up in the Scottish Highlands, where his family ran a timber and forestry company.
He gained an honours degree at the Chelsea School of Art in London but soon became disillusioned with the art world and decided to return to Scotland to work in the family business. During a visit to Canada in 1985, he was inspired both by the remarkable work of the renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman and by the powerful, remote and raw Canadian landscapes to return more permanently to the easel and he took up painting as a full-time career in 1987.

The demand for his work continues to increase. Particularly well-known in America, where he and his work have been profiled in leading magazines, Peter Munro has now exhibited at prestigious galleries in Holland, London, America, Canada and throughout the world.

Peter Munro still lives in the Highlands of Scotland, where he gains much of his inspiration from the magnificent wildlife, countryside and golf courses around him.Exhibited : Holland & Holland Glimpses of Nature London 1996; McEwan Gallery Summer Exhibition Royal Deeside 1993-99; Howard / Mandville Gallery Animals in Art Kirkland, Washington 1998

Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910
Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910
Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910

Collin Graeme Roe is thought to be the son of Robert Henry Roe and the brother of Frederick Roe. He specialized in gun-dogs and shooting scenes as well as hunters in stables. It is stated that his dog pictures are generally better than his horse pictures.
Roe is listed in Wingfield’s, Dictionary of Sporting Artists.

A 19th Century Oil on Canvas: Four hounds in a stream, 22 ins x 30 ins (56 cms x 76 cms), mounted in a gilt frame 38 ins x 30 ins

Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910
Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910
Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910

Collin Graeme Roe is thought to be the son of Robert Henry Roe and the brother of Frederick Roe. He specialized in gun-dogs and shooting scenes as well as hunters in stables. It is stated that his dog pictures are generally better than his horse pictures.
Roe is listed in Wingfield’s, Dictionary of Sporting Artists.

Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910
Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910
Colin Graeme Roe. 1858-1910

Collin Graeme Roe is thought to be the son of Robert Henry Roe and the brother of Frederick Roe. He specialized in gun-dogs and shooting scenes as well as hunters in stables. It is stated that his dog pictures are generally better than his horse pictures.
Roe is listed in Wingfield’s, Dictionary of Sporting Artists.

Edward Armfield 1817 – 1896
Edward Armfield 1817 – 1896
Edward Armfield 1817 – 1896
A RUDIGER 1895-
A RUDIGER 1895-
A RUDIGER 1895-

German Artist.

Oil on panel.
Framed and measures 5 x 6.5 inches

Edwin James Douglas. 1848-1914
Edwin James Douglas. 1848-1914
Edwin James Douglas. 1848-1914

Edwin James Douglas painted hunting scenes, dogs, his speciality was Jersey cows. Douglas kept Jersey cows at his home. He first exhibited at the very young age of 17 at The Royal Scottish Academy.

Edwin Douglas patrons included; Queen Victoria, and Edward – Prince of Wales, for whom he painted their favourite horses and dogs.

Douglas exhibited at: The Royal Academy from 1869 to 1900, a total of 43 paintings, he also exhibited at The Manchester City Art Gallery, The Walker Art Gallery – Liverpool, Royal Scottish Academy and at many other locations.

Paintings by Douglas are held at: The Tate Gallery – London and also by; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.