A watercolour and gouache on paper of Rough Collie Champion Barwell Masterpiece by Samuel Sibbitt (English, 1851-1940)
A watercolour and gouache on paper of a standing Champion Rough Collie Scottish in mountain tarn setting by Samuel Sibbitt (English, 1851-1940).
Champion Barwell Masterpiece was the son of Rightaway and Caermarther Lass and owned by the famous Rough Collie fancier of the day the Princess de Montglyon, Argenteau and Countess d'Argenteau.
The Collies and kennels at Chateau d'Argenteaux, in Belgium were envied by doggy people of the day.,
Signed and dated
Samuel Sibbitt was a national newspaper illustrator and this is clearly suggestive of an illustrative work.
To the reverse in pencil in the artist?s hand is written:
?Champion Barwell Masterpiece
Property of the Princess de Montglyon
Sketched april 1900?
THE PRINCESS DE MONTGLYON'S ROUGH-COATED COLLIE CHAMPION BARWELL MASTERPIECE.
From photo by Thomas Baker, Birmingham.