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'Rum Bess', Gordon Setter

Photo credit: Kinloch Castle, Rum (NatureScot)

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In this painting the prolific and specialist canine artist Maud Earl captures the perfect coal-black coat of 'Rum Bess', with its distinctive markings of rich chestnut. Sir George Bullough was a keen breeder and successful exhibitor of sporting dogs, so much so that his strain of setters was known as Rum Gordons. At the 1902 Cruft’s International Dog Show in London, 'Rum Bess' won Best of Breed, finishing first in Classes 130 and 131. 'Rum Bess', out of Sir George’s Barkeval, was by his champion stud dog, 'Redruth Colonel', 'one of the grandest Gordon setters ever exhibited', the line originating from Gordon Castle Kennels, Moray, Scotland, after which the breed is named. Sir George’s father owned a brace of Black-and-tans: 'Pink' and 'Duchess'.

Kinloch Castle, Rum (NatureScot)

Isle of Rum

Title

'Rum Bess', Gordon Setter

Date

1902

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 65 x W 101 cm

Accession number

4409

Acquisition method

purchased as part of Bullough Estate, 1957

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Maud Earl/1902

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Kinloch Castle, Rum (NatureScot)

Isle of Rum, Highland PH43 4RR Scotland

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