"Vaucey" Staffordshire Terrier Portrait

S/N:TSFS339

  • £950
  • €1,091 Euro
  • $1,227 US Dollar

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"Vaucey" Staffordshire Terrier Portrait

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
A charming and naive portrait of a staffordshire terrier portrait that once belonged to Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe. The circular portrait reads "Vaucey A Staffordshire Terrier A loyal and constant companion to Sir V H Harper-Crewe of Hartington. The portrait also depicts the family coat of arms. The piece would of likely been painted by a local armature artist of Derby around 1890/1910. Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe was a eccentric gentleman (14 October 1846–13 December 1924 ). The painting is on tin. The piece is in all round good clean condition with age related wear, original hanging hook approx 58cm in diameter.

He had a enormous collection of stuffed birds, bird's eggs and Lepidoptera. His collection included birds shot by himself and also rare or abnormally coloured specimens bought from dealers and taxidermists. By the time of Sir Vauncey's death, the taxidermy collection numbered several thousand cases. Although some of this was subsequently sold to meet heavy death duties.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 58cm (22.83in)
  • W: 58cm (22.83in)

Period: 

19th Century

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