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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

    Beagle Punctuation 2011
    Fiona Banner (b.1966)
    Neon, wood & acrylic plastic
    New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
    Beagle Punctuation
    © courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

  • 'Spice' 1871
    Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834–1890)
    Terracotta
    H 59 x W 24.2 x D 26.3 cm
    National Trust, Belton House
    'Spice'
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx

    Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx 2001
    Tony Morrow (b.1954) and Susie Paterson (b.1957) and Powderhall Bronze (founded 1989)
    Bronze
    Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx
    © the artists. Photo credit: David Oudney / Art UK

  • The Dog Gate

    The Dog Gate c.1800
    unknown artist
    Stone
    H 120 x W 140 x D 30 cm
    The Dog Gate
    Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

  • Adonis

    Adonis
    Italian School
    Marble
    H 178 x W 68 x D 49 cm
    National Trust, Mount Stewart
    Adonis
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • The Shepherd Boy

    The Shepherd Boy
    Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844)
    W 85 x D 57 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    The Shepherd Boy
    Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Hound with Tortoise

    Hound with Tortoise
    Henri Alfred Jacquemart (1824–1896)
    Bronze
    H 15.9 x W 17.8 x D 9.5 cm
    National Trust, Springhill
    Hound with Tortoise
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Pointer Pup

    Pointer Pup 1972
    Sally Arnup (1930–2015)
    Bronze
    H 33.2 x W 41.4 x D 17.5 cm
    The Fleming Collection
    Pointer Pup
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

  • Architectonic Bitch

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

  • The Hound of Geevor (cannus stannus geevoritii)

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

  • Fidelity

    Fidelity
    Joseph Gott (1785–1860)
    Terracotta
    H 16.5 x W 25.4 x D 11.6 cm
    The Wordsworth Trust
    Fidelity
    Photo credit: The Wordsworth Trust

  • Petra

    Petra 1984 or before
    Wilkinson Eyre
    Bronze
    H 1000 x W 300 cm
    Petra
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Fiona Matthewson / Art UK

  • Shellburst Anthracite

    Shellburst Anthracite 1997
    Cathie Pilkington (b.1968)
    Carpet & resin
    H 30 x W 220 x D 350 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Shellburst Anthracite
    © the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Treo 63 DM

    Treo 63 DM 2017
    Amy Goodman (b.1974)
    Bronze
    H 60 x W 100 x D 30 cm
    Treo 63 DM
    © the artist. Photo credit: Margaret Lawless / Art UK

  • Man with Dog

    Man with Dog 1997
    John McKenna (b.1964)
    Man with Dog
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rob Terwey / Art UK

  • Mastiffs

    Mastiffs 1896
    John Cresswell (b.1830)
    Sandstone
    H 70 cm
    Mastiffs
    Photo credit: Susan Dawson / Art UK

  • Skye Terrier

    Skye Terrier
    William Brodie (1815–1881)
    H 49 x W 30 x D 30 cm
    Museum of the Isles
    Skye Terrier
    Photo credit: Museum of the Isles

  • Poodle

    Poodle 1978
    John Rattenbury Skeaping (1901–1980)
    Bronze
    Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
    Poodle
    © the artist's family. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

  • Seated Dog Named Herkomer

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

  • Sam, a Mongrel

    Sam, a Mongrel 1991
    Charles Egerton Browne (1910–1996)
    Bronze
    H 65 x W 61 x D 29 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Sam, a Mongrel
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Trump

    Trump c.1745
    Louis François Roubiliac (1695/1702–1762)
    Marble
    H 7.5 x W 14 x D 10 cm
    Hogarth's House
    Trump
    Photo credit: Hogarth's House

  • Model of a Dog

    Model of a Dog
    Joseph Gott (1785–1860)
    Terracotta
    H 7.8 x W 7 x D 9.5 cm
    Hospitalfield
    Model of a Dog
    Photo credit: Hospitalfield

  • Boy with Dog

    Boy with Dog
    Joseph Gott (1785–1860)
    Marble
    H 102 x W 67 x D 34.7 cm
    Cannon Hall
    Boy with Dog
    Photo credit: Cannon Hall

  • The Dog of Alcibiades

    The Dog of Alcibiades c.1771
    Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716–1799)
    Plaster
    H 37 x W 28 x D 21 cm
    Burton Constable Hall
    The Dog of Alcibiades
    Photo credit: Burton Constable Hall

  • Encounter

    Encounter 1995
    Elizabeth Clements (1909–2009)
    Bronze
    H 32 x W 35.5 x D 14.5 cm
    Down County Museum
    Encounter
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Down County Museum

  • Black and White Dog with Grey Collar

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

  • Tobias and the Angel

    Tobias and the Angel 1950
    Daphne Hardy-Henrion (1917–2003)
    Bronze
    Hertfordshire County Council
    Tobias and the Angel
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Hertfordshire County Council

  • Cast of Fiddy

    Cast of Fiddy 1859 or before
    James Annan & Son (active 1858)
    Painted plaster
    W 120 cm
    Scottish Borders Council
    Cast of Fiddy
    Photo credit: Scottish Borders Council

  • John Brown

    John Brown (1827–1883)
    Edwin Henry Landseer (1802–1873)
    Plaster
    H 43.2 cm
    National Trust, Hughenden Manor
    John Brown (1827–1883)
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Chip

    Chip 1920s
    Hester Mary Holman (1899–1934)
    Plaster
    H 16 x W 17 x D 18 cm
    Topsham Museum
    Chip
    Photo credit: Topsham Museum

  • Three Sicilian Peasant Men Eating, with a Dog

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

  • Big Black George

    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

    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
    An African Greyhound
    Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

  • Animals in War Memorial

    Animals in War Memorial 2015
    unknown artist
    Granite
    H 175 x W 122 x D 122 cm
    The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum
    Animals in War Memorial
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

  • Leonardo's Dog

    Leonardo's Dog 1990
    Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
    Bronze
    Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
    Leonardo's Dog
    © The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)

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

  • Play: Miss Hartree and Dog

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

  • Bronx and His Rations

    Bronx and His Rations 1941
    Phyllis Mary Bone (1894–1972)
    Bronze
    H 18 x W 37 x D 12 cm
    The Fleming Collection
    Bronx and His Rations
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

  • Micro Dog

    Micro Dog
    Brian Mock (b.1964)
    Recycled metal
    Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection
    Micro Dog
    © the artist. Photo credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

  • Hungarian Vizsla

    Hungarian Vizsla
    Raymond Hall (active 1977)
    Bronze
    H 56 x W 112 x D 23 cm
    Atkinson Art Gallery Collection
    Hungarian Vizsla
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

  • Scratching Dog*

    Scratching Dog* 1998
    Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924–2005)
    Plaster
    H 18 x W 18.5 x D 15 cm
    Maggie's Fife
    Scratching Dog*
    © trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS 2021. Photo credit: Maggie's Fife

  • Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain

    Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain 1906
    Joseph James Whitehead (1868–1951)
    Bronze & granite
    Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Historic England Archive