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AKC Art on Display at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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During the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) dog show, the American Kennel Club will present...

During the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) dog show, the American Kennel Club will present “The Art of Winning Westminster,” a unique art exhibit portraying past Westminster Best in Show winners. The display will include eleven works of art from the AKC collection, including seven paintings and two bronzes of previous “top dogs,” a 1906 trophy and an 1879 certificate awarded at the WKC’s third show.

The exhibit will be available for viewing Booth # 3 at Pier 94 (55th Street and the West Side Highway), where the day judging for the WKC will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11, 2014.

The pieces to be exhibited include:

 

1910 BIS Winner

Ch Sabine Rarebit, Smooth Fox Terrier
Owner: Sabine Kennels
7¾" bronze by William Mackarnes (British), 1917

 

1924 BIS Winner

Ch. Barberry Hill Bootlegger, Sealyham Terrier
Owner: Bayard Warren
Gilman Low, (American) 20"x16" oil on canvas, 1924

 

1927 BIS Winner

Ch. Pinegrade Perfection, Sealyham Terrier
Owner: Frederick C. Brown
Lillian Cheviot (British), 24"x30" oil on canvas

 

1932 BIS Winner

Ch. Nancolleth Markable, Pointer
Owner: Giralda Farms
Reuben Ward Binks, (British), 14¾"x19¼" gouache on paper, 1934

 

1935 BIS Winner

Ch. Nunsoe Duc de la Terrace of Blakeen, Standard Poodle
Owner: Blakeen Kennels
Maud Earl (American), 36" x 60", oil on canvas, 1935

 

1946 BIS Winner

Ch. Heatherington Model Rhythm, Wire Fox Terrier
Owner: Mr. and Mrs. T H Caruthers
Clarence Calhoun Fawcet (American) 11" x 12" pastel

 

1948 BIS Winner

Ch. Rock Ridge Night Rocket, Bedlington Terrier
Owner: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rockefeller
Marjorie Walker, (American), 27" x 32" pastel, 1954

 

1951 BIS Winner

Ch Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, Boxer
Owner: Dr. and Mrs. R C Harris
T. Tashiro, (American) 25" x 21" oil on canvas, 1957

 

1979 BIS Winner

Ch. Oak Tree’s Irishtocrat, Irish Water Spaniel
Owner: Mrs. Anne E Snelling
5/8" high bronze by Damara Bolte (American)

 

1906 Westminster KC Trophy

Sterling Silver Water Pitcher by Black Starr & Frost
26 oz., 9"h. x7"d.
Offered by T L Mason for Best Cocker Spaniel
Winner: Mepal Iris, parti-color
Owner; Mepal kennels

 

1879 Westminster KC Certificate of Award

C’rouse II, Black and Tan Setter
Owner: J.W. Downey
Award of “Very Highly Commended”

 

The AKC art collection consists of more than 200 pieces, making it one of the largest purebred dog art collections in the world. It spans four centuries, with the majority of works created by 19th and 20th century European and American artists. The bulk of the collection is at the AKC headquarters, 260 Madison Avenue, New York City, 10016. Tours are available by appointment: 212-696-8234, jxc@akc.org.

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