The Duke of Portland Clumber Spaniels at Welbeck Abbey by Benedict Angell Hyland (English, 1859-1933)
The Duke of Portland Clumber Spaniels in the kennels at Welbeck Abbey by Benedict Angell Hyland (English, 1859-1933). Signed and dated 1884.
In the 1880s he was restoring the pictures of the Duke of Portland at Welbeck Abbey. Here he would paint the Dukes’s Clumber Spaniels. The Duke possessed most of the best bitches of the day. Clumbers were famously bred and trained for the 2nd Duke of Newcastle by gamekeeper William Mansell, at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, an adjacent estate. Dogs from Clumber Park made their way into the Duke of Portland’s kennels at nearby Welbeck Abbey and those of the Foljambe family at Osberton Hall near Worksop.
Provenance: Illustrated in “Dog Painting A history of the dog in art” by William Secord. Page 363.
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