Dog Painting: A History of the Dog in Art

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o A completely revised edition of this ACC classic, filled with new color images o A visual feast of outstanding paintings by British and American artists o Traces the development of pure-bred dogs and the social milieu in which they became fashionable o Filled with anecdotes about animal loving patrons such as Queen Victoria William Secord explores the presentation of the dog, from its origins in Greek, Roman and later European art, to the remarkable paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up to modern times. In this splendid work he traces the evolution of some fifty breeds, using carefully selected illustrations by outstanding nineteenth and twentieth century artists, ranging from depictions of hounds and sporting dogs in the field to Victorian portraits of pampered pets and highly-bred favorites. From the diminutive chihuahua to the massive St Bernard, this fascinating account of most of the popular breeds provides an original and penetrating artistic record of mankind's faithful companions. It is also an invaluable reference work about the many superb painters who specialized in dog painting, providing an essential index for art historians, dealers and galleries requiring a directory of names and examples of the exponents of this popular genre.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist; 2 edition (February 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851495762
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851495764
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.5 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

A Museum at your fingertips

One person found this helpful.
 on September 7, 2013
By Anna
A History of the Dog in Art is a must for dog lovers! The quality of the pages are magnificent, it is almost like holding the paintings themself. Interesting text as well, truly a beautiful “coffee table” book. Besides the many pictures, it is truly a history lesson that even a cat lover would enjoy.

Beautiful publication

2 people found this helpful.
 on December 18, 2013
By Linda Deutsch
I have Mr. Secord’s 3 previous books and have visited his gallery in NYC. He truly is a world renown authority! This 2009 book is an update & expanded version of his 1992 book with additional text and it has increased images from 155 color & 342 B&W (1992) to 543 all color plates (2009). While all 4 are wonderful resources this edition is clearly the epitome of those published to date.


 on September 7, 2015
By Stuart McConnell
Wonderful book

Five Stars

 on February 27, 2015
By Christine Szolkowski
Perfect. Thank you!

Excellent book for an individual that likes to look at …

 on July 3, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Excellent book for an individual that likes to look at the history of dogs in art through the decades. Great color illustrations. Wonderful coffee table book.

She was very pleased with it

 on August 15, 2015
By J.W.L.
I gave this book to an British friend for her eightieth birthday. She was very pleased with it. The book is coffee-table size and very fine quality.

Five Stars

 on July 25, 2014
left remarks last week

Photographs are fantastic and an accurate history of the breed is included …

 on January 10, 2015
By Christine Abreu
Stop thinking about buying it and do it! This is a remarkable book and I have no regrets at all buying it. Photographs are fantastic and an accurate history of the breed is included in each chapter.

Five Stars

 on October 29, 2017
By Lisa Mudgway
Awesome fast trade!

Five Stars

 on December 18, 2015
By Heather M. Graziano
Wonderful book! I am so glad I bought it! Beautiful paintings and very interesting reading!!!!!

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