New Release: Faithful and Fearless

November 24 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Wallace Collection's Director, Dr Xavier Bray, has just had a new book published on Dog Portraits. Faithful and Fearless: Portraits of Dogs has been published by Giles in association with The Wallace Collection.

According to the blurb:

This is a wonderful overview of the remarkable range of dog portraits—there are no human sitters—produced over the last 250 years. It features well-known works such as Rosa Bonheur’s Brizo, (one of the best-loved portraits in The Wallace Collection), George Stubbs’ Turk, Thomas Gainsborough’s portrait of his two dogs Tristram and Fox, Lucian Freud’s oil painting of Pluto, his pet whippet, and David Hockney’s dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. 

Over 50 works, arranged by theme, are drawn from major British collections, including the Royal Collection, the V & A, Tate Britain, the British Museum, and a wealth of regional museums and private collections. In addition there are memorabilia and souvenirs, including bronzes, photos, brooches, Fabergé works, and even stuffed dogs, many relating to the British royals, especially Queen Victoria and her children.

The release, coinciding with the Christmas present season, is perhaps no coincidence at all...

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