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 7 ¾” 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), 14 ¾”x19 ¼” 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.
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.