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Louis Wain the man who drew … DOGS!

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WITHOUT A DOUBT LOUIS WAIN was one of England’s most visible artists to straddle the Victorian-Edwardian era. His anthropomorphic cats gaily strolled about the countryside, played golf and took their lessons with scholarly aplomb, but fans are often not aware that Wain had intended to make his living from drawing dogs. Indeed some of Wain’s [...]

September 6th, 2010 | Posted in Artists & Illustrators,Postcards & Paper | Read More »

Dishy Vintage Dog Towels

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  A RECENT PICNIC TEA with an old dog breeding friend brought back some childhood memories of standing at the sink bench with my mother, carefully drying dishes. On this occasion my friend had brought along delicious scones, plump with fruit sitting in a basket draped in a cleverly cross-stitched tea towel. Depicted on the [...]

September 5th, 2010 | Posted in Dig This News,Kitchenalia,Pup Style,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

Lucy Dawson, Dog Artist

Baggage, Sealyham terrier from Neighbours.

  ONE OF MY favourite dog illustrators is the largely underrated 20th century canine artist, Lucy Dawson (aka Mac). Since becoming interested in her work a few years ago I have noticed her band of collectors grow, however many of her book and postcard illustrations can still be bought for a reasonable cost. Lucy Dawson [...]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Artists & Illustrators,Books,Dig This News,Vintage Dogs | Read More »

Antique Dog Collars from Spikes to Precious Stones

Antique Dog Collars

DO YOU REGARD your dog’s collar as simply a utilitarian item in the pet’s probably spartan wardrobe? Or is your dog’s collar encrusted with semi-precious stones, or jangling with highly polished, brass, vintage dog-license tags? Today’s dog collar usually functions as just something on which to affix registration/license tags and dog ownership details as well [...]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Collars & Tags,Featured Dogs | Read More »

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