Monday, June 21, 2010

We'll call it Pet of the Week...

Fox Terriers Waiting by Arthur Wardle 

In lieu of a real POW this week, we're going to pay homage to dogs everywhere through an exhibit at the National Sporting Library. The exhibition, entitled Lives of Dogs Viewed Through Literature, Art, and Ephemera, provides a look into the complex history of the relationship between man and dog.

Matchless by Gustav Muss-Arnolt 

Want to know how they trained hounds circa 1576? There's a book on display for that. What does a letter of admission in to one of Queen Victoria's kennels look like? That's on display too. 



Books from the National Sporting Library (1758-1897) and Victorian collars from the Collection of Timothy and Jocelyn Greenan.


Varieties of dog collars over the centuries as well as paintings and books on dogs of all kinds are on display. 


World War I German message collar and photograph. 

The exhibition ends December 2010.



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1. Arthur Wardle (English, 1864-1949)
Fox Terriers Waiting
Oil on canvas. 19 x 23 ¾ inches 
Signed Arthur Wardle 
From the Collection of Timothy and Jocelyn Greenan

2. Gustav Muss-Arnolt (American, 1858-1927)
Matchless
c. 1890
Oil on canvas
11 5/8 x 8 ¾ inches
Signed GMA
National Sporting Library Collection

3. Books from the National Sporting Library (1758-1897) and Victorian collars from the Collection of Timothy and Jocelyn Greenan.

4. World War I German message collar and photograph. From the Collection of Timothy and Jocelyn Greenan.


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