1855 – Chamois and St Bernard Dogs owned by Mr Albert Smith

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The caption to this image reads:”Male and Female Chamois and St.Bernard Dogs owned by Mr Albert Smith”. It is a half page feature image taken from the February 3rd, 1855 edition of “The Illustrated London News”.  The accompanying article does in fact point out that one of the dogs is only half St.Bernard while the other is a full blood. Throughout his career with the Illustrated London News, which spanned some 60 years, Harrison Weir was called upon in the first 40 years to illustrate most of the incidents involving rare or exotic animals and to report on the Agricultural, Horticultural, and Fancy shows held within reach of London. Hence he drew many dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, poultry, birds, zoological animals and the like and continued to do so for basically 63 years. It is any wonder then, that when an illustration of any type of bird or animal was needed, the first thought was to contact “Harrison Weir”.  This image is available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.

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Detail: St.Bernard dog owned by Mr Albert Smith       Detail: St.Bernard Dog owned by Mr Albert Smith

Details: 1855 – Chamois and St.Bernard Dogs owned by Mr Albert Smith

Detail: Chamois owned by Mr Albert Smith       Detail: Artist's Signature in Plate

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