Richard Ansdell, R.A. (1815-1885)
Lucky Dogs
signed and dated 'RAnsdell./1880' (lower right) and inscribed and numbered 'Lytham House St Albans Road/Kensington/Lucky Dogs/No 6' (on the artist's label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
24 x 21 7/8 in. (61 x 53.3 cm.)
Henry Dewhurst, Fartown Lodge, Huddersfield, by 1883.
His sale; Christie's, London, 19 April 1890, lot 42 (76 gns to Agnew).
with Agnew's, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 March 1971, lot 45, as Travelling Companions, and incorrectly dated 1889.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 23 November 1971, lot 35, as Travelling Companions (£140 to Page).
The Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, 27 July 1883.
The Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, 21 April 1890.
London, Royal Academy, 1881, no. 176.
Huddersfield, Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition, July-December 1883, no. 182, as Carriage Pets (lent by Henry Dewhurst).

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We are grateful to Sarah Kellam, née Ansdell, for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry. Sarah welcomes enquiries via her website, with particular regard to the catalogue raisonné that she is compiling on her great-great-grandfather.

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