Oh for the Touch of a Vanished Hand
The beautiful painting above is oft produced in print then incorrectly advertised when for sale, as a Wolfhound print, but it is infact the artist Herbert Dicksee’s deerhound. The original is 26" x 15", and was Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1892 and 1893 it features the Sad looking Deerhound ‘Brian’ lying on his master’s coat, with head resting on his gloves.
Truly an artists choice of dog and as John Keats once remarked:
A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
Sometimes I think he was talking about us Deerhounds.
Beauty aside, I’ve certainly got to be inteligent researching for my blogspot, that’s for sure. More information and reference to the works of Herbert Thomas Dicksee, the English painter of Dogs and Animals from the Victorian Romantic era will be blogged soon.