"A Perfect Retrieve" [pencil, lower left.]Ward Binks [signed in pencil lower right.]
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.
[Ref: 10891] £280.00