Sealyham and Airedale Terrier dry-point etching “The Judgement of Paris” by Marguerite Kirmse (English, 1885 -1954)
A dry-point etching, “The Judgement of Paris” of three Sealyham Terriers and an Airedale Terrier beside a ball by Marguerite Kirmse (English, 1885 -1954). Published April, 1929. In pencil, titled bottom left “The Judgement of Paris” and signed bottom right “Marguerite Kirmse”. American, 1929.
“The Judgement of Paris” is a story from Greek mythology, where Eris, goddess of discord throw a golden apple (the Airedales’s ball), as a prize of beauty, claimed by three goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite (the Sealyhams).
The image further appeared in "Dogs" by the artist, with an introduction by R. T Townsend published in 1930, by the Derrydale Press, illustration 64. Here Kirmse writes "One of us is certainly going to get the ball and I don’t think he really wants it. If he would only get a little farther away it would be easier".
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