Dogs of the Dalmatian breed. -from an original picture in the possession of Sir John Fleming Leicester Baronet &c. &c.
London Pubd. May 1st. 1824. R. Ackermann Strand.
Lithograph on india laid paper, image 370 x 510mm. 14½ x 20". Some foxing. Tatty extremities outside india.
While is no reference by Julia Frankau to this very unusual and rare lithograph of the Dalmatian dog, an exhibition list does mention a drawing with the same title exhibited at the British Institute in 1806. A prolific artist, James Ward R..A. (1769 - 1859) was one of the finest animal, portrait, and landscape painters of Regency England. Brittle, pious, and argumentative, Ward worked well into the mid-19th century, creating dynamic compositions that epitomized Romanticism. He was devoted to the art of Rubens and Van Dyck, and emulated them more than any of his contemporaries.
[Ref: 9078] £850.00