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Folk Art Naive Pair of Early 19th Century Oil on Canvas Bull Dogs
A charming pair of naively depicted English bull dogs, oil on canvas that has been applied to a hardwood board. Both boards have had splits, one with a elderly cloth repair the other a recent repair, this has lifted the canvas from the board more so on the cream bulldog. Age related craquelure to the paint surface. both 27cm in width, 26cm in height, 1.1cm in depth The now extinct old English bull dogs were original breed for bull baiting, this pair seem to be standing to attention with pricked ears and gaunt expression, with one wearing a head halter. In England during the time of Queen Anne, bull-baiting was practised in London at Hockley-in-the-Hole, twice a week – and was also reasonably common in Provincial towns. At Tutbury, a bull was tied to an iron stake so that it could move within a radius of about 30 feet. The object of the sport was for the dogs to immobilise the bull. Before the event started, the bull's nose was blown full of pepper to enrage the animal before the baiting. The bull was often placed in a hole in the ground. A variant of bull-baiting was "pinning the bull", where specially-trained dogs would set upon the bull one at a time, a successful attack resulting in the dog fastening his teeth strongly in the bull's snout. The extinct Old English Bulldog was bred especially for this sport. Bull-baiting was not only practised as a form of recreation: there existed a "long-held belief" that baiting improved the flesh. By the early nineteenth century, the sport began to die out, both because the baiting caused a public nuisance and because of new concerns about animal cruelty. A Bill for the suppression of the practice was introduced into the House of Commons in 1802, but was defeated by thirteen votes. It was not finally outlawed until parliament passed the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1835, which forbade the keeping of any house, pit, or other place for baiting or fighting any bull, bear, dog, or other animal.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1820
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsBoth boards have had splits, one with a elderly cloth repair the other a recent repair, this has lifted the canvas from the board more so on the cream bulldog. Age related craquelure to the paint surface.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 10.24 in. x W 10.63 in. x D 0.44 in.H 26 cm x W 27 cm x D 1.1 cm
- Seller LocationLowestoft, GB
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU4612115675671
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