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53* Kirmse (Persis, 1884-1955). Portrait of a Scottish Terrier and a West Highland Terrier, oil on canvas, showing the two dogs in a landscape, signed lower right, relined, 23 x 18cm (9 x 7.25ins), framed Persis Kirmse was a British painter and etcher noted particularly for her images of dogs and cats. She worked mainly in oils and pastels, and was commissioned by European aristocracy to paint portraits of their pets. Her artwork was often used for calendars and postcards, and she wrote several books for children using her own illustrations, as well as illustrating works by other authors. Her sister, Marguerite Kirmse (1885-1954), was also an artist, and she became acclaimed for her etchings of dogs. (1) ÂŁ150-200

54* Mearns (A., fl.1855-1864). Spaniels in a landscape, oil on canvas, showing two spaniels flushing ducks from a rocky river, indistinctly signed lower left, 31.5 x 52cm (12.5 x 20.5ins), framed and glazed Particularly known for his paintings of dogs, Mearns came from Kent and exhibited four paintings at the British Institution between 1855 and 1864. (1) ÂŁ1000-1500

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Dominic Winter  

Fine Art & Antiques 5th & 6th February 2014 Low Res

Dominic Winter  

Fine Art & Antiques 5th & 6th February 2014 Low Res