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Sealyam Terrier - Oil Painting - Henry Crowther - Dog Portrait


£520 | $708 USD | €579 EUR
Status: Reserved
Seller: Rayner Fine Art
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FLOURISHED 1900 – 1939
Framed size 39 X 47 cms
Canvas size 31 x 38.5 cms
This portrait of a very characterful little terrier is by Henry Crowther Crowther is a renowned early 20th century dog and equestrian painter. He worked in the longstanding British tradition of the travelling animal portrait artist. He visited kennels throughout the country and painted portraits of the important show dogs of the day. He also attended all the principal British conformation dog shows since at least 1900 and was known to “guarantee a correct likeness.” Around 1913, he expanded his subject matter to include horses.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Pavilion Gallery in Brighton,
He was the first artist to attend Crufts Dog Show in order to obtain commissions.
The Sealyam breed was developed between 1850 and 1891 by Captain John Edwardes, at Sealyham House, near Wolfscastle in the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire.
This painting is in very good condition. It has recently benefited from a professional clean and is presented in a new bespoke gilded wood frame.
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The Sealyham Terrier dog breed was originally bred to hunt otters, foxes, and badgers. Today these clowns of the terrier family are primarily companion dogs Sealyham Terriers, affectionately called Sealies, are distinctive-looking, affectionate terriers who stand out for their inquisitive, self-confident, good-humored nature
Named after the country estate of the man who developed the breed, Sealyham Terriers originated in Wales and are thought to have been developed through judicious crosses with the now-extinct small white Cheshire terrier, Corgis, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Wirehaired Fox Terriers, and Bull Terriers.
At one time, Sealies were one of the most popular terrier breeds. Today, however, they're uncommon and are considered by Great Britain's Kennel Club to be one of that country's most endangered native breeds.
Sealyham Terriers aren't big dogs, but they have long, broad, powerful heads and well-muscled bodies. Their eyes are dark and deep set. The ears are folded level with the top of the head and the forward edge lies close to the cheek. In the U.S., the tails of Sealyham Terriers are typically docked and have been described as resembling an old-fashioned shaving brush!
Internal Ref: 71669


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 39 cm (15.4")
Width = 47 cm (18.5")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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Rayner Fine Art
United Kingdom

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