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"A Perfect Retrieve" [pencil, lower left.] Ward Binks [signed in pencil lower right.]
[n.d., c.1930s.]
Coloured etching and aquatint, 260 x 325mm. 10¼ x 12¾". Old mount residue.
A black labrador retrieving a pheasant on a shoot.
By Reuben Ward Binks (English, 1880 - 1950), gun dog portraitist and illustrator. He accepted royal commissions on a regular basis. Among others, Binks completed portraits of the Prince of Wales' Cairn Terriers, Cora, John and Hamish; the Duke of York's Labrador Retriever, Glen; and the Duke of Gloucester's rough-haired Fox Terrier, Kris. Indeed, portraits of royal dogs which the artist completed during the reigns of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V are hung throughout the royal residence at Sandringham.
'Warwick Galleries Artists Proof' blindstamp lower right.

Guichard: pg.26.
[Ref: 10891]   £280.00  
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"Fine Feathers"
by Reuben Ward Binks [singed in pencil]
Copyright in all countries, including the U.S.A. by Frost & Reed Ltd Bristol & London, 1938. Printed in England.
Aquatint printed in colour, platemark 270 x 325mm (10¼ x 12½"). Mount burn around edges.
Swans on a lake.
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