"Basset Hound" "Left behind" by Gertrude Massey (English, 1868-1957)
Miniature on ivory of a "Basset Hound", titled on the reverse "Left behind", signed "Gertrude Massey" (English, 1868-1957). Set within original gilt-metal frame with pierced ribbon crest.
The reverse bears label “The New Gallery Summer Exhibition 1906” and completed in ink in the artist’s hand “H H Princess Toussoun’s Basset Hound “Count” Mrs Gertrude Massey 11 Melina Place Grove End Rd. N.W.
Is believed to be Princess Fatma Toussoun, nee' Ismail, (1851-1920) sister of Khedive Tewfik, Sultan Hussein & King Fouad I, a dog fancier particularly in the Pekingese breed.
The dog interestingly titled “Basset Hound” is clearly a variant of a Basset Griffon.
Signed bottom right “Gertrude Massey”
English, circa 1906, provenance by family descent.