22 January 2003
A deerhound following a scent to the right, in an extensive landscape with roe deer in the distance; Three dachshunds by a felled tree; A white dog by a fence turned to the right; and Two mastiffs, a lurcher, a beagle, a terrier and a spaniel in a montainous landscape
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watercolor (1-3), watermark scales (1,3), postal horn in a crowned cartouche with V (2), Pro Patria (4), in contemporary mounts (1-4)
each 7¾ x 12¼ in. (197 x 314 mm.); and two drawings of the Head of a mastiff in profile to the right; and Head of a bulldog in three-quarter profile to the left (6)
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(3) The white dog was engraved, in reverse, by the artist, without a background (Andresen 127).
(5 and 6) Illustrated in plate I, p. 132.
Offered in New York, the art collected by the Tony Award-winning producer, philanthropist and ‘grand dame’ of Palm Beach
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