John Murray Thomson, RSA RSW PSSA (British, 1885-1974)
'Toby' A Dandie Dinmont Terrier
signed 'J Murray Thomson' (lower right)
oil on board
38.5 x 28.5cm (15 3/16 x 11 1/4in).
Commissioned by Miss Whitelaw, inherited by Nellie Denison her kennel maid, thence by descent.
Tony was the pet name of Champion Hatton Redcap who was born 1954, sire Rockie.
The black and white photographs show: i. Mrs Whitelaw presenting Nellie Denison with a prize at Carlisle show; ii. Nellie Denison with Champion Hatton Redcap. (these are photocopies of original photographs).
Amendment - please note a change to the original cataloguing, the dog's name was Tony.