Flatcoat Retriever holding a Ptarmigan, photographische used for Buchananâ€™s Black and White Whisky, after Maud Earl (English, 1864-1943)
A photographische titled "Retriever: Driving" of a Flat-coated / Coat Retriever running with retrieve by Maud Earl (English, 1864-1943), printed and published by the Neue Photographische Gesellschaft m.b.H of SchĂ¶neberg, Berlin. Lettered in the image and margin "Maud Earl" "Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin" together with the company's copyright "PG Â©" and numbered 7206. Photographische Gesellschaft established 1894, were considered to be the inventors of "Kilometer Fotografie", this photographic process.
This was commissioned for whisky makers Messrs James Buchanan and Co and titled "A Study in Black and White".
The image was famously published in Buchanan's Black & White Scotch Whisky advertisements in 1922 / 1923, after Maud Earl (English, 1864-1943). Before Buchananâ€™s decided on the Scottish Terrier and West Highland Terrier (Scottie and Westie) as branding for their whisky, they used all sorts of different dogs to promote their product, often commissioning paintings from the top animal painters of the day, such as here with Maud Earl. Those by Maud Earl included three Yorkshire Terriers, English Pointer, four West Highland Terriers, Scottish Terrier, three Bull Terriers and puppies in a basket.
Images are available for public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com