Victorian Hunting Pointer Dog Oil Painting By Colin Graeme Roe
- 1 Fine British Victorian Impressive Sporting Hunting Portrait Pointer Dog Work Of Art Antique Oil Painting By Colin Graeme Roe.
- Title Pointer Dog.
- Subject beautiful portrait in side profile of a hunting animal pointer dog in side profile half length facing left wearing his collar. Set in Scottish moor countryside landscape, with views of the moors and Highland hills and mountains in the background , in the foreground bottom right you can see heather and further back to the left.
- A great example of the animal breed.
- Oil on canvas.
- Signed lower right corner by the known British artist Colin Graeme Roe 1858-1910.
- An exceptional fine example of his work.
- Set in a traditional stylish gilt frame.
- Circa late 19th century Victorian era dated 93 for 1893.
- Provenance label verso.
- Artist biography.
- Colin Graeme Roe was a British 19th Century painter who was born in 1858.
- Colin Graeme Roe's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging up to 14,223 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2000 the record price for this artist at auction is 14,223 USD for A black and white whippet; A brown and white whippet, sold at Christie's London in 2007.
- Colin Graeme Roe was born in Dunoon, Argyll in Scotland on 25 December 1855 to the artist Robert Henry Roe (1793-1880) and Emma Baily. His brothers Clarence Henry Roe (1850-1909), Robert Ernest Roe (1851-1930), Herbert Percy Roe (1852-1883) and sister Eva Constance Roe (b.1859) were all artists. His uncle (his father’s half- brother) was the artist Alfred Frederick Roe (1864-1947), better known as Fred Roe.
- The family lived in Cumbria and then Yorkshire in Boston Spa, but by 1871 had settled in Eyam near Sheffield. He was probably tutored by his father who influenced his style and subject matter, alongside his siblings. He initially signed his work ‘Colin Graeme Roe’ but later dropped the surname ‘Roe’ in order to distinguish himself from other artist family members, such as his older brother Clarence.
- He married Caroline Louisa Andrews at Oystermouth, Glamorgan on 21 September 1876 and together they had 5 children. They lived in Swansea for a time before settling in Sheffield at 20 Rupert Road. By 1901, they were living at 97 Meersbrook Park Road. Although he spent most of his life in Sheffield he did travel around earning commissions and spent some time in Whitstable, Kent around 1886 where their daughter Margery was born.
- He died at Sheffield in April 1910. Roe was a highly gifted painter and became best known for his excellent depiction of sporting dogs. He was particularly fond of painting setters especially the Irish Red and White and Gordon Setter such as in this finely painted example. A number of his works can be found at the Dudley Museum and the Sheffield Museum.
- Reference sources 1stdibs, Christies, mutualart, Bonhams, British Antique Dealers Association.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible sporting nature of subject matter such elaborate detail.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface in good overall order. With a small tear to canvas near the top that has had a repair and been over painted. Having some foxing stains, scuffs, minor paint loss in places. Set in impressive decorative later gilt frame with general wear, scuffs, chips commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
Depth thickness of frame (3.5cm)