The Lion-Dog of Malta—The Last of His Tribe

Various artists/makers

Not on view

A portrait of Quiz, a Maltese terrier that belonged to Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent. This print is based on a painting that the queen commissioned from Landseer the year that she ascended the throne, as a birthday present for her mother. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1840 and remains in the Royal Collection. The small white, long haired dog with a bell on his collar, sits on a table and rests one paw on the nose of a Newfoundland that rests its chin on the table. In front of the two are artist's tools, including a porte-crayon, brushes, pencils, a stump and quill pen, and a lump of bread intended as an eraser, that a mouse feasts upon.

The Lion-Dog of Malta—The Last of His Tribe, After Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British, London 1802–1873 London), Mixed method engraving on chine collé; proof before letters

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