Oil on hardboard - Signed - 1930-1950
|Artist:||Reuben Ward Binks|
|Title of artwork:||Portrait of an English bulldog|
|Technique:||Oil on hardboard|
|Condition:||Overall in fairly good condition|
|Picture size (in cm):||18 x 24|
|Sold with frame:||Yes|
|Total dimensions (in cm):||38 x 44|
Available for auction is a masterpiece by Reuben Ward Binks portraying an English bulldog.
The pictures were taken outside and the painting resides in a new, fitting frame.
Bidding will be done on the painting, not the frame (although you will get the frame for free with the painting).
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The artist, born in Bolton in 1880, specialized in dogs and he is a favourite of the Queen, who owns no less than 15 of his works. 11 of the queens paintings from Ward Binks can be found in the her private apartment at Sandringham, Norfolk.
They include a 1929 watercolour of King George V shooting woodcock.
Binks was recognised as the leading artist of his day in canine portraiture, not only in the UK but abroad. He painted dogs for three generations of the British Royal family, and among his patrons were four successive monarchs.
He spent many months in the Punjab, painting for an Indian potentate, the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938) and he paid several visits to the USA to fulfil commissions for prominent American families, including Geraldine R. Dodge, niece of the famous millionaire, John D. Rockefeller.
Starting as a miniaturist, he painted some exquisite examples of that art, but due to eye strain he started painting dogs and it was soon apparent that he had a distinct flair in that direction.
He used a variety of media – drypoint, etching, aquatint, pastel and watercolour – and, as his skill developed, so did his reputation.
His talent attracting Royal notice, Binks was commissioned to paint the famous terrier, “Caesar” Caesar (dog), for King Edward VII and some of the favourite dogs of Queen Alexandra. This royal trend continued and he continued to paint many more royal pets.
In 1925, Binks went to India to paint 150 pictures of dogs for the Maharajah of Patiala.
|Member since:||March 17, 2018|
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|Bosnia and Herzegovina||$38.41|
|Rest of Europe||$38.41|
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