Frank Watkins (British, 20th century) Spain and Puppies; Three Borzois  each 20 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (52.8 x 72.4 cm.)
Lot 156
Frank Watkins (British, 20th century) Spain and Puppies; Three Borzois each 20 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (52.8 x 72.4 cm.)
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
Auction Details
Frank Watkins (British, 20th century) Spain and Puppies; Three Borzois  each 20 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (52.8 x 72.4 cm.)
Lot Details
Frank Watkins (British, 20th century)
Spain and Puppies; Three Borzois
first signed 'Frank Watkins' (lower right)and titled, dated and inscribed ' Spain & Puppies 1891/ Property of Hon. Mrs. Candy'(on frame), second signed 'Franklin Watkins' (lower left)
watercolor on paper
each 20 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (52.8 x 72.4 cm.)
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Footnotes

  • Spain was a gift from the Spanish nobleman the Marquis of Quandelmina to Hon. Frances Kathleen Candy (nee Westerna). It is thought that this Borzoi was the catalyst to get her daughter Kathleen, the future Duchess of Newcastle, wife of Henry Pelham-Clinton, the 7th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme involved in the breeding of dogs. The Duchess would go on to breed eight champions and owned five others. It has been noted that at one time she had as many as 50 Borzois in her kennel.

    The Duchess was not just a breeder of Borzois, but she was a popular figure in the dog show world and an influential confirmation judge as well. She also bred Clumber Spaniels: the breed's name came from the ancestral home of the Dukes Newcastle, Clumber Park. However, most importantly, it is her work with Wire Fox Terriers for which she is often remembered. She was to breed twelve champions, was president of the Wire Fox Terrier society and was a published authority on the breed.
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