20th Century Art English School Oil Painting Black Dog Labrador Retriever After John Murray Thomson

20th Century Art English School Oil Painting Black Dog Labrador Retriever After John Murray Thomson

20th Century Art English School Oil Painting Black Dog Labrador Retriever After John Murray Thomson

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-1 Fine 20th century art English School oil painting black Labrador Retriever dog portrait after John Murray Thomson.
-Set in a quality gilt frame & signed.
-In the style of after John Murray Thomson.
-Indistinctly signed by a British artist in the bottom corner.
-John Murray Thomson was a famous Scottish painter born in 1885 and died in 1974 who was born in 1885 RSA RSW.
-J.M. Thomson was a painter of animal and birds who studied at the RSA schools and gained the Carnegie Travelling Scholarship.
-Later he studied in Paris and became President of the SSA and exhibited extensively at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
-He lived in Edinburgh and showed 71 works at the Royal Scottish Academy, 73 at the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Artists, 5 at the Royal Academy, 44 at the Glasgow Institute and elsewhere.
-Superb portrait study depiction of a very popular favourite breed of dog beautiful Labrador retriever animal subject.
The Labrador Retriever, Labrador or just Lab, is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog.
-A favourite disability assistance breed in many countries, Labradors are frequently trained to aid those with blindness or autism, act as a therapy dog, or perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies.
-The breed is best known for their obedience, loyalty, and playful composure.
-Additionally, they are prized as sporting and hunting dogs.
-Originally used in Newfoundland, as fishing dogs, they would help bring in the fishing nets and retrieve fish that had gotten away.
-In the 1830s, the 10th Earl of Home and his nephews the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Lord John Scott, had imported progenitors of the breed from Newfoundland to Europe for use as gun dogs.
-Another early advocate of these Newfoundland dogs, or Labrador Retrievers as they later became known, was the 2nd Earl of Malmesbury who bred them for their expertise in waterfowling.
-During the 1880s, the 3rd Earl of Malmesbury, the 6th Duke of Buccleuch and the 12th Earl of Home collaborated to develop and establish the modern Labrador breed.
-The dogs Buccleuch Avon and Buccleuch Ned, given by Malmesbury to Buccleuch, were mated with bitches carrying blood from those originally imported by the 5th Duke and the 10th Earl of Home.
-The offspring are considered to be the ancestors of modern Labradors.
-This painting is of very high quality an accomplished artist.
-Oil on board.
-Very pleasing to the eye.
-A great collectors wall display investment item.
-Circa mid 20th century, 1950's.
-We only buy paintings based upon quality & significance.
-We offer exceptional customer service .
-Condition report.
-Offered in fine used condition.
-Having some noticeable stains, scuffs and wear also minor chips to the frame commensurate with usage & age.
-With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres of frame approx

22" High (56cm)
18.25" Wide (46cm)


W46.0 x H56.0 cm



Wear condition




Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Mid 20th Century


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