1856 – The Royal Staghounds


“The Royal Stag-hounds” is a half-page feature image taken from the February 16th, 1856 issue, of ‘The Illustrated London News”, which features an article on the dog handlers for the Royal household and in particular of the Stag-hounds, many of which are named individually. (We have included the dogs names in the “details” below). Once again, Harrison Weir was called upon to draw the likenesses of the dogs in question, a considerable measure of trust, but by this time, the artist was in his 32nd year and had been with the “Illustrated London News” since its start some 14 years earlier. By now, his fame as an illustrator was just taking off….and especially as an illustrator of animals. Currently available in A4, A3 and A2 with any and all the imperfections of the original. For those who trace the history and pedigrees of our breeds, this is an important historical record, as good as any photograph.


The Royal Staghounds -Woodman by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Royal Staghounds - Prosperous - by Harrison Weir

Detail: 1856 – The Royal Stag-hounds ( “Woodman” and “Prosperous”)

Detail: The Royal Staghounds - Rigolette - by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Royal Staghounds - Chanticleer - by Harrison Weir

Details: 1856 – The Royal Stag-hounds  (“Rigolette” and “Chanticleer”)


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