Victorian Oil Painting Rough Scottish Collie Dog By John Trivet Nettle ship
Introducing a masterpiece from the Victorian era, the "Rough Scottish Collie Dog" by renowned artist John Trivet Nettle ship. This exquisite oil painting captures the natural beauty and grace of the collie, bringing a touch of sophistication and refinement to any art collection. A timeless investment for the discerning art connoisseur.
- If you are looking for a painting to that really stands out to display in your private home or corporate office then this is for you, love this magnificent piece.
- Title “Portrait of A Scottish Rough Border Collie Dog"
- Subject portrait of beautiful impressive Scottish Rough Collie Dog in side profit facing left. Having a lush thick brown and white coat, standing in an impressive pose set in outdoor landscape setting.
- Oil on canvas.
- Signed bottom corner by the known listed British artist John Trivet Nettle ship.
- Circa late 19th century dated 1898 Victorian era.
- Set in later gilt frame.
- This is a rather fine example of his works.
- John Trivet Nettle ship (11 February 1841 – 31 August 1902) was a British 19th century artist, known & celebrated artist for his depictions of animals particularly wild animals. This work of a domesticated Border Collie dog is rare & unusual work for this artist. Nettle ship studied at the Heather School of Fine Art and at the Slave School of Fine Art. His daughter, Ida Nettle ship (1877-1907) went on to become an artist, and the first wife of the painter Augustus John (1871-1961). The highest recorded sold price was $11,222 US dollars which was for Perilous Play that sold at Bantams in 1999. He was also an author and book illustrator.
- He was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire on 11 February 1841, the second son of Henry John Nettle ship, a solicitor there, and brother of Henry Nettle ship, Richard Lewis Nettle ship, and of Edward Nettle ship, the ophthalmic surgeon. His mother was Isabella Ann, daughter of James Hog, vicar of Eddington and Master of Kettering Grammar School. Nettle ship was for some time a chorister at New College, Oxford. Afterwards he was sent to the cathedral school at Durham, where his brother Henry had preceded him. Having won the English verse prize on the subject of "Venice" in 1856, he was taken away comparatively young, in order to enter his father's office. There he remained for two or three years, finishing his articles in London. Admitted a solicitor and in practice for a brief period, he decided to devote himself to art, and entered himself as a student at Heather's and at the Slave School in London, but was largely self-taught.
- For twenty-seven years (1874–1901) he exhibited spacious oil pictures of lions, tigers, etc., at the Royal Academy and for most of the period at the Grosvenor Gallery. In 1880 Nettle ship was invited to India by the Gear of Baroda, for whom he painted a cheetah hunt as well as an equestrian portrait. In his later years he took to the medium of pastel, and, painting his old subjects on a smaller scale, enjoyed greater popularity. Nettle ship was far more than a painter. His intellectual sympathies were unusually wide. In 1868, when only twenty-seven, he published a volume of Essays on Robert Browning's Poetry, which was probably the first serious study of the poet. It passed through three editions with considerable enlargements. The third edition was titled Robert Browning: Essays and Thoughts (1895). The book brought about an intimate friendship between the poet and his critic. Another book that shows both his mature power of literary expression and his opinions about his own art is George Moorland and the Evolution from him of some Later Painters (1898).
- Here there are touches of self-portraiture. He was one of The Brotherhood, a group of the 1870s including John Butler Yeats and Edwin John Ellis. They were admirers of William Blake, on friendly terms with the Pre-Raphaelites or at least the Rossetti brothers, and part of the Bedford Park social and artistic group. He created a group of what he called "Blake drawings" exploring the style of the poet-artist. He also made the Blake-influenced illustrations to Arthur O'Shagginess's poetry collection Epic of Women and other poems in 1870. Nettle ship died in London on 31 August 1902, and was buried at Kendal Green Cemetery. A memorial tablet in bronze, designed by Sir George Brampton, with the aid of two locally born artists, Sir Alfred East and Thomas Cooper Notch, was placed in the parish church at Kettering. He wrote in Essays on Robert Browning's poetry (1868) the first major work of criticism on Browning, whose mid-century reputation was in the doldrums. This brought him Browning's friendship. He was prominent as a founder of the Browning Society.
- He wrote also a biography of the artist George Moorland, George Moorland and the Evolution from him of some Later Painters (1898). In 1876, he married Ada Cost Hinton, a fashion designer and the daughter of James Hinton. She survived him with three daughters, the eldest of whom, Ida, was an artist and the first wife of the artist Augustus John.
- Provenance Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 12 November 1971, lot 191. Private Collection, Germany, Roberts London, in collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant.
- Sources Foster, R. F. (1998). W. B. Yeats: A Life. Vol. I. p. 12. Leighton, Alexandra (2005). Life and Letters of Robert Browning. Costco. p. 327. ISBN 978-159605667-1. Todd, Colin (2012). Visions of Blake. Liverpool University Press. Attribution This article also incorporates text from a publication which is in the public domain: Cotton, James Sutherland (1912). "Nettle ship, John Trivet". In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). Vol. 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 4–5.
- The Rough Collie (also known as the Long-Haired Collie) is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large size that, in its original form, was a type of collie used and bred for herding sheep in Scotland. More recent breeding has focused on the Collie as a show dog, and also companion. The breed specifications call for a distinctive long narrow tapered snout and tipped (semiprick) ears, so some dogs have their ears taped when young. Rough Collies generally come in shades of sable and white (sometimes mahogany), blue Merle, tricolored, and colour-headed white.
- Originating in the 19th century, the breed is now well known through the stories of author Albert Payson Bethune about his dog Lad, Such a delightful scene to the eye a great conversation piece.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible hunting animal nature of subject 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. Having foxing stains & craquelure in places also a paint touch up to some background areas. Original canvas, set in a later gilt frame which has various general wear, scuffs, stains & chips, losses, overprinting commensurate with usage & old age. It would benefit with being reframed.
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Dimensions in centimeters of the frame approximate
High (58 cm)
Wide (73 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (4 cm)