1870 – The Dogs Dinner Party

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“The Dogs Dinner Party” by Harrison Weir, is a landmark rendition of anthropomorphic dogs by one of the most renown children’s illustrators of the mid 19th century. This image is taken from “My Mother’s Picture Book”, which contains four stories, of which ‘The Dogs Dinner Party’ is just one. The book contains 24 pages of illustrations, printed in colour by Kronheim, and was published in 1870 by George Routledge and Sons. Although the illustration is unsigned, it has been attributed to Harrison Weir and is listed in the highly reputable ‘Waddleton Chronology of Colour Printing’ as the work of Harrison Weir.

This particular illustration was a precursor to a second book, created in the same vein, entitled “The Poll-Parrot Picture Book” which contained another landmark piece by Weir, “The Cats Tea Party” in 1871. That book, remarkably coincided with his venture into organised Cat Shows, being published the same year as the first two famous Crystal Palace Cat Shows, that ultimately were the formation of the Cat Fancy as we know it.

The subject of the illustration was not uncommon during this era, having been also illustrated by Walter Crane and a number of other British children’s book illustrators. But this image by Weir stands out above all the others, both in the artistic technique, and the artist’s inate ability to render and imbue the dogs with such apparent human traits and personalities. A work to treasure, and a “must” for the canine fancier, the image is currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options and we will soon have an A1 size option available as well.

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(1) Mr Foxhound at the head of the Table           (2) Paying attention to the Lady Hostess

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(3) Enjoying a good ‘White’                                      (4) Table service at the top end of the table

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(5) A call for attention from the opposite end    (6)  A good Red in good company

Detail: The Dogs Dinner Party by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Dogs Dinner Party by Harrison Weir

Details: 1870 – The Dogs Dinner Party

(7) Genteel conversation                                               (8) In service

 

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