A Border Collie and a Lamb

by Walter Hunt


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DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 7.0 x 10.0 in/ 17.8 x 25.4 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed and dated lower right
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

In this beautiful painting by Walter Hunt, the artist has depicted a rural idyll; a mountainous, verdant landscape filled with sheep. In the foreground the titular border collie and lamb are seen dominating the canvas. Hunt has skilfully painted the animated expression of the dog as it guards the precious lamb from any predators.

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Catalogue No: 4912 Categories: ,

The writer Marion Dixon wrote in 1901 of Hunt’s love of young furry things which gives us a view into his artistic process: ‘He keeps a great variety of animals to make endless notes, mental and otherwise of their various actions and expressions. He works very rapidly, never has models before him but studies the animals closely for weeks previously. He is a realist … but his animals live in an atmosphere of sunshine and are invariably of the sleek, handsome, coaxing kind.’


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