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If, like me, you’re a dog lover, I think you’ll enjoy this Curation. From the neo-classical to the neon, these wonderfully engaging and varied works capture the diverse personalities of our best friends.

42 artworks
Beagle Punctuation
© courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Beagle Punctuation 2011

Fiona Banner (b.1966)

Neon, wood & acrylic plastic

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

'Spice'
Photo credit: National Trust Images

'Spice' 1871

Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834–1890)

Terracotta

H 59 x W 24.2 x D 26.3 cm

National Trust, Belton House

Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx
© the artists. Photo credit: David Oudney / Art UK

Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx 2001

Tony Morrow (b.1954) and Susie Paterson (b.1957) and Powderhall Bronze

Bronze

The Dog Gate
Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

The Dog Gate c.1800

unknown artist

Stone

H 120 x W 140 x D 30 cm

Adonis
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Adonis

Italian School

Marble

H 178 x W 68 x D 49 cm

National Trust, Mount Stewart

The Shepherd Boy
Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

The Shepherd Boy

Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844)

W 85 x D 57 cm

Manchester Art Gallery

Hound with Tortoise
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Hound with Tortoise

Henri Alfred Jacquemart (1824–1896)

Bronze

H 15.9 x W 17.8 x D 9.5 cm

National Trust, Springhill

Pointer Pup
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Pointer Pup 1972

Sally Arnup (1930–2015)

Bronze

H 33.2 x W 41.4 x D 17.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Architectonic Bitch
© the artist. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Architectonic Bitch

David Annand (b.1948)

Bronze resin, brass & wood

H 135 x W 97 x D 48 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

The Hound of Geevor (cannus stannus geevoritii)
© the artist. Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

The Hound of Geevor (cannus stannus geevoritii)

David Kemp (b.1945)

Rubber boots

H 88 x W 64 x D 35 cm

Royal Institution of Cornwall

Fidelity
Photo credit: The Wordsworth Trust

Fidelity

Joseph Gott (1785–1860)

Terracotta

H 16.5 x W 25.4 x D 11.6 cm

The Wordsworth Trust

Petra
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Fiona Matthewson / Art UK

Petra 1984 or before

Wilkinson Eyre

Bronze

H 1000 x W 300 cm

Shellburst Anthracite
© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Shellburst Anthracite 1997

Cathie Pilkington (b.1968)

Carpet & resin

H 30 x W 220 x D 350 cm

Manchester Art Gallery

Treo 63 DM
© the artist. Photo credit: Margaret Lawless / Art UK

Treo 63 DM 2017

Amy Goodman (b.1974)

Bronze

H 60 x W 100 x D 30 cm

Man with Dog
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rob Terwey / Art UK

Man with Dog 1997

John McKenna (b.1964)

Mastiffs
Photo credit: Susan Dawson / Art UK

Mastiffs 1896

John Cresswell (b.1830)

Sandstone

H 70 cm

Skye Terrier
Photo credit: Museum of the Isles

Skye Terrier

William Brodie (1815–1881)

H 49 x W 30 x D 30 cm

Museum of the Isles

Poodle
© the artist's family. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Poodle 1978

John Rattenbury Skeaping (1901–1980)

Bronze

Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Seated Dog Named Herkomer
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Seated Dog Named Herkomer 1991

Charles Egerton Browne (1910–1996)

Fibreglass

H 92 x W 32 x D 59 cm

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Sam, a Mongrel
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Sam, a Mongrel 1991

Charles Egerton Browne (1910–1996)

Bronze

H 65 x W 61 x D 29 cm

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Trump
Photo credit: Hogarth's House

Trump c.1745

Louis François Roubiliac (1695/1702–1762)

Marble

H 7.5 x W 14 x D 10 cm

Hogarth's House

Model of a Dog
Photo credit: Hospitalfield

Model of a Dog

Joseph Gott (1785–1860)

Terracotta

H 7.8 x W 7 x D 9.5 cm

Hospitalfield

Boy with Dog
Photo credit: Cannon Hall

Boy with Dog

Joseph Gott (1785–1860)

Marble

H 102 x W 67 x D 34.7 cm

Cannon Hall

The Dog of Alcibiades
Photo credit: Burton Constable Hall

The Dog of Alcibiades c.1771

Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716–1799)

Plaster

H 37 x W 28 x D 21 cm

Burton Constable Hall

Encounter
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Down County Museum

Encounter 1995

Elizabeth Clements (1909–2009)

Bronze

H 32 x W 35.5 x D 14.5 cm

Down County Museum

Black and White Dog with Grey Collar
© the artist. Photo credit: Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

Black and White Dog with Grey Collar c.1990

Philip Cox (b.1945)

Papier-mâché & paint

H 54.5 x W 96 x D 25 cm

Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

Tobias and the Angel
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Hertfordshire County Council

Tobias and the Angel

unknown artist

Bronze

Hertfordshire County Council

Cast of Fiddy
Photo credit: Scottish Borders Council

Cast of Fiddy 1859 or before

James Annan & Son (active 1858)

Painted plaster

W 120 cm

Scottish Borders Council

John Brown (1827–1883)
Photo credit: National Trust Images

John Brown (1827–1883)

Edwin Henry Landseer (1802–1873)

Plaster

H 43.2 cm

National Trust, Hughenden Manor

Chip
Photo credit: Topsham Museum

Chip 1920s

Hester Mary Holman (1899–1934)

Plaster

H 16 x W 17 x D 18 cm

Topsham Museum

Three Sicilian Peasant Men Eating, with a Dog
Photo credit: Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Three Sicilian Peasant Men Eating, with a Dog mid-19th C

Giovanni Leone (active mid-19th C)

Terracotta

H 37 x W 29 x D 23 cm

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Big Black George 2006

Susan Halls (b.1966)

Stoneware paper clay

H 62 x W 28 x D 36 cm

York Museums Trust

An African Greyhound
Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

An African Greyhound c.1840

Joseph Bentley Leyland (1811–1851)

Bronzed plaster

H 49.2 x W 31.2 x D 14.8 cm

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Animals in War Memorial
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

Animals in War Memorial 2015

unknown artist

Granite

H 175 x W 122 x D 122 cm

The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

Leonardo's Dog
© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Leonardo's Dog 1990

Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)

Bronze

Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Photo credit: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)

Kathleen Scott (1878–1947)

Stone

H 250 x W 85 x D 85 cm

Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

Play: Miss Hartree and Dog
Photo credit: Stockport Heritage Services

Play: Miss Hartree and Dog c.1863

Henry Weekes I (1807–1877)

Marble

H 145 x W 90 x D 74 cm

Stockport Heritage Services

Bronx and His Rations
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Bronx and His Rations 1941

Phyllis Mary Bone (1894–1972)

Bronze

H 18 x W 37 x D 12 cm

The Fleming Collection

Micro Dog
© the artist. Photo credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Micro Dog

Brian Mock (b.1964)

Recycled metal

Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Hungarian Vizsla
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

Hungarian Vizsla

Raymond Hall (active 1977)

Bronze

H 56 x W 112 x D 23 cm

Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

Scratching Dog*
© trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS 2020. Photo credit: Maggie's Fife

Scratching Dog* 1998

Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924–2005)

Plaster

H 18 x W 18.5 x D 15 cm

Maggie's Fife

Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Historic England Archive

Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain 1906

Joseph James Whitehead (1868–1951)

Bronze & granite