Watercolour of Charles E A Alington’s Labrador Retriever “Start” by Reuben Ward Binks (English, 1880 - 1950)
Watercolour study of Mr Charles E A Alington’s Labrador Retriever “Start” by Reuben Ward Binks (1880 - 1950). Titled bottom right “Start” and signed and dated bottom left right “R Ward Binks 1921”. Charles Alington was one of the founding members of the Labrador Retriever Club in 1916. In “The Popular Labrador Retriever” Countess Lorna Howe wrote of Mr Alington as “probably one of the greatest handlers and trainers of all time”. In 1929 Alington wrote the classic reference to the difficult task of judging retriever and spaniel field trials “Field Trials and Judging”. English, 1921.
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