Manchester Art Gallery

Study of a dog (mongrel)

Ford Madox Brown, 1821 - 1893



Study of a dog (mongrel)

Ford Madox Brown 1821 - 1893

Summary

Pencil study of a dog (possibly a terrier) looking to its right, with floppy ears and with curly wood shavings around its neck. Framed dimensions when mounted together with 2010.8 (physical 2)

Display Label

69 Cartoon for the mongrel late 1850s Pencil on paper The dogs in the painting wittily reflect the class and characters of their owners. The greyhound, dressed in a smart red jacket, belongs to the young and fashionably dressed rich lady. The bull-terrier pup belongs to one of the navvies, and the mongrel to the ragged children. In the painting the dogs look at each other with mutual suspicion. There is a fourth dog in the painting, a black spaniel just in front of the horse ridden by the MP’s daughter. 67 Ashmolean Museum Oxford. Presented anonymously in memory of James Bannantyne Stewart Robinson, 1966 68 & 69 Manchester City Galleries. Gift of Virginia Surtees 2010


Object Name

Study of a dog (mongrel)

Creators Name

Ford Madox Brown

Date Created

1864

Dimensions

unframed: 22.7cm x 14cm
framed: 57.5cm x 42cm

accession number

2010.7

Collection Group

fine art
on paper, unique
British

Place of creation

England

Support

paper

Medium

pencil

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