London Published Feb.y 7.th 1877 by Henry Graves & Co, the Proprietors Publishers to H.M. the Queen &, T.R.H. The Prince & Princess of Wales, 6 Pall Mall, Copyright Registered. [Published by Henry Graves & Co. Printsellers and Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen and T.R.H. The Prince and Princess of Wales, Pall Mall, London. Sold by D. Woodcock & Co., 17, Farringdon Street, London.]
Mixed method engraving, proof before letters on india. Printseller's Association Stamp. Artist Proof Edition, Limited to One Hundred Copies, Plate 432 x 508mm. 17 x 20". Uncut, mint.
Eos, a favourite greyhound, the property of H.R.H. Prince Albert. Eos was brought with Albert from Germany when he married Queen Victoria in 1840, and so great was his affection for the dog that, the following year, the Queen commissioned this portrait of it from Sir Edwin Landseer, as a surprise Christmas present. Eos died two and half years later. One of the most famous dog images. A sculpture based on the painting and partly worked on by the Prince, is on Queen Victoria's tomb in the gardens at Windsor Castle. From "Her Majesty's Pets being a Collection of Twenty Steel-Place Engravings from Paintings by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. By Special Permission of, and Dedicated to Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen".
Ex Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 23024] £680.00