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[Let Sleeping Dogs Lie]
[Let Sleeping Dogs Lie]
HD 1930.
Copyright 1930 by Frost & Reed Ltd. (of Bristol, England) in the United States of America.
Rare etching signed by the artist in pencil. Frost & Reed blindstamp, one of the smaller limited editions 33/150, very large margins. Frame dimensions 275 x 445mm (11¾ x 16"). Unexamined out of frame.
Two airedale puppies blissfully asleep. Herbert Thomas Dicksee (1862-1942) was an English painter who specialised in paintings of dogs and animals. He studied at the Slade School of Art and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. His paintings were usually done from life; he kept numerous dogs as pets and frequented London Zoo. His daughter, Dorothy was the executor of his will, which directed her to destroy most of the plates for his etchings.
[Ref: 56064]   £950.00  
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Rough and Ready.
Rough and Ready.
Frank Paton [pencil signature].
London, Published Nov.r 17.th 1888 by E.E. Leggatt, 62, Cheapside E.C.
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil. 210 x 260mm (8¼ x 10¼"). Some paper toning.
Three terriers ratting in a hayloft. surrounded by remarques including: a football game; at the barbers; training a dog to jump through a hoop; handing out seasick bowls aboard a steam ship; a bureau de change; a bear hunting a city gent; horse racing; and actors admiring their costume in a mirror. A rare early image of Association Football. Frank Paton (1856-1909) was best known for his paintings and etchings of animals and scenes of rural life.
[Ref: 56053]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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