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Why New York Has Become A Lot Like England

By Emma Jones

For generations, portraits of favorite dogs have held a special place in English drawing rooms. But now, paintings of pedigreed pets are already seen throughout New York living room walls while their real life counterparts stroll through the Central Park and other places. Thanks to the English style interior now becoming more popular, infused with the loyalty of man’s best friend at the same time to push these canine paintings to become so sought after, regardless if these animals have ribbons or collars of leather, or whether they are hard at play or simply relaxing.

Englishmen are known to love their pet dogs immensely, even awarding these dogs a place in their hearts, as well as in family portraits. The ones he depicted as portraits on shooting, hunting, racing and just doggy pictures sold so well and this dates back to the time when the auction house began to sell sporting paintings, specifically back in the year 1961. Record price sale was achieved by the prolific artist after he sold the portrait of a black and white dog known as a Newfoundland, to a man who was a sporting artist.

You get to head to another era when you are surrounded by paintings from the 18th and mostly 19th centuries. These pieces are sought after by those who want to enter into things beyond their social range, activities like shooting with jackets and hounds and horses or even hunting. An interior designer and antiques dealer opened a tiny shop in Manhattan as she believes that there are countless people today who are very much into dog portraits. And you will find here that there are so many dog portraits on blue and white covered walls, along with a few portraits of horses and cows.

Art collections is divided by two kinds of people. The first would be those who wants to get the painting to complement its real life counterpart. The second falls under those who are very passionate about how the breed looks like and scrutinizes if the picture of the dog’s anatomy is as accurate as it should be. There would be situations when these canine paintings are preferred over live ones. When it comes to these dogs, you won’t have to feed or walk them out. An interior decorator and dog lover who bought his first two dog portraits in London said that when he started collecting them it was sort of a nonsense, but nowadays they’re difficult to find and have become expensive.

This guy now has about 75 of these canine artworks and some would be hanging in his apartment from taffeta bows. Similar to the fashions in some real dogs on a constant change, many thing that some dog breeds are more in demand than others, despite dealers stating that the painting quality and name of the artist dictate the price entirely. Before, people only sought paintings of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels but there is a rise of people now searching for paintings featuring dogs with breeds called West Highland Terrier, Scotties and even Cairns. Through a portrait of your German Shepherd, you can get to sit with him as long as you like.

As per a man who sells dog paintings from his small space in Manhattan, the years 1850 to 1920 can be said to be the heyday of dog portrait trading. He remembers how so many people looking for King Charles spaniels, Chinese shar peis as well as portraits of terriers flooded him for a while. During the previous year, he had gotten around 10 requests for doberman pinscher paintings. Dobermans are a very recent breed, having been developed only during the late 1880s, and so this is why there have been no good paintings of them as he said he has never had a good Doberman painting ever in his midst.

From time to time, this renowned artist auctions out paintings with themes around sporting activities. Present and participating bidders would be ones capable of hunting and racing, residing in country homes while most of the others made their designs to echo the look of a famous fashion designer. A lady who served a huge network as female advertising account executive decided to get herself a nice Spaniel painting upon gazing at an alluring black and white photograph of a dog. During the time she waited for the portrait from England, she purchased an adorable ruby spaniel to match this portrait. She was left with an unmatched canine pair as after three months, her portrait arrived and it was of a King Charles, but it was black and tan.

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