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Portrait of a Small Dog


Portrait of a Small Dog
Ball Hughes, 1865
"Sale 2415M - Lot 827C
Parcel-gilt and Rosewood Veneer Framed 19th Century Pyrographic Portrait of a Small Dog on Board, the reverse signed and dated "Ball Hughes, 1865," overall 29 1/2 x 24 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500
Sold for $385" (July 2010)
    The subjects of Ball Hughes pokersims were usually famous people or literary characters. See another pokerism of a dog, Suspense, (after a painting by Sir Edwin Landseer) in the Antique Art Hall of E-Museum of Pyrographic Art.
    Could this be The Scotch Terrier cited in Good Old Dorchester by William Dana Orcutt. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son, UP, 1893, p. 386?
    Ball Hughes also did a painting of a dog, Presentation Portrait of a Dog to Pewterer Roswell Gleason of Dorchester Massachusetts on the Paintings by Robert Ball Hughes page.
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