1902 – The Queen’s Favourite


This iconic image of a Newfoundland dog has featured several times during the artistic career of Harrison Weir. The earliest rendition was published firstly in 1863 in “Our Dumb Companions” where it was incongruously entitled “The Dog that ran away with the brushes”. Then an altered (re-engraved) version appeared on the front page of “Harpers Weekly” in 1867, and simply renamed  “A Dogs Head” (by Harrison Weir). Then, some 39 years after the first rendition, this version of it, once again reappeared in the June 1902 edition of “The Animal World” as “The Queen’s Favourite”. Harrison painted it yet again, in water-colours, also in 1902 and the original of that version is now part of our permanent collection. On the listing for both 1902 versions, this engraving – and the water-colour, we have included details of the artist’s signature, which are almost identical, even though completed in different mediums. All four versions are available in a range of sizes each. This one, is currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.


Detail: The Queen's Favourite, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Queens Favourite, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1902 – The Queen’s Favourite

Detail: The Queen's Favourite, Artist's signature, Harrison Weir       Detail: Artist's signature in plate

Details: 1902 – The Queen’s Favourite  (Artist’s signature in plate)

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