Large Impressive Portrait Afghan Hound Dogs Oil Painting
- 1 Fine Art Large Impressive Animals Afghan Hound Dogs Oil Painting By Manrique.
- Title Two Afghan Hound Dogs.
- Subject beautiful portrait in side profile of 2 Afghan Hounds animal dogs in side profile the closest is laying down facing left and the second dog is standing facing towards the viewer. Set in beautiful lush green open countryside landscape.
- A great example of the animal breed.
- So collectible and highly sought after.
- Oil on canvas.
- Signed near the top by the Asian school artist Manrique.
- Set in a traditional stylish walnut veneer frame.
- Circa late 20th century.
- An exceptional fine example.
- The Afghan Hound is a hound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. The breed is selectively bred for its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Its local name is Tāžī Spay (Pashto: تاژي سپی) or Sag-e Tāzī (Dari: سگ تازی). Other names for this breed are Tāzī, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barakzai Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound or sometimes incorrectly African Hound. They have the ability to run and turn well.
- History of the the Afghan Hound has been identified as a basal breed that predates the emergence of the modern breeds in the 19th century. It is most closely related to the Saluki.
- Once out of Afghanistan, the history of the Afghan Hound breed became entwined with that of the very earliest dog shows and the Kennel Club (UK). Various sighthounds were brought to England in the 1800s by army officers returning from British India (which at the time included), Afghanistan, and Persia, and were exhibited at dog shows, which were then just becoming popular, under various names, such as Barukzy hounds.They were also called "Persian Greyhounds" by the English, in reference to their own indigenous sighthound.
- One dog in particular, Zardin, was brought in 1907 from India by Captain Bariff, and became the early ideal of breed type for what was still called the Persian Greyhound. Zardin was the basis of the writing of the first breed standard in 1912, but breeding of the dogs was stopped by World War I.
- Provenance label verso.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible 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. The frame having general wear, dust, scuffs, chips commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
Depth thickness of frame (4cm)