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by Reuben Ward Binks
Print from an Engraving
Paper Size: 17 x 19 ins / 42 x 48 cm
Image Size: 12 x 14 ins / 29 x 35 cm
Springer Spaniels such as these were originally bred to ‘spring’ game for falconers. Later, with the increasing use of firearms, they were also trained to retrieve. Binks seems to be endowing the animals with human social habits, much as his eminent forerunner Edwin Landseer frequently did.
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