A Distinguished Member Of The Humane Society by Edwin Landseer



Title

A Distinguished Member Of The Humane Society

Artist

Edwin Landseer

Ref EG297
Type Print
Image Size 28" x 20" (70 x 50 cm)
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Description  
This magnificent Newfoundland dog is supposed to be ‘Bob’, said to have been shipwrecked off the coast of England before becoming a stray on the London waterfront. He is recorded as saving 23 people from drowning over 14 years, for which he was declared a distinguished member of the Royal Humane Society entitling him to a medal and daily food. However, when Landseer tried to paint Bob he could not be found, so another Newfoundland, ‘Paul Pry’ was used as Landseer’s model.