Shaw, Vero  “Gordon Setter ‘Blossom.’ The Property of Mr. Howard Mapplebeck.”

Shaw, Vero “Gordon Setter ‘Blossom.’ The Property of Mr. Howard Mapplebeck.”

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Vero Shaw.  “Gordon Setter. 'Blossom.’ The Property of Mr. Howard Mapplebeck.” From Cassell’s The Illustrated Book of the Dog. 

London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, ca. 1881.  Octavo.  6 ½ x 8 5/8 (image).  Chromolithograph by Vincent Brooks Day & Son.  Excellent condition.

A print from a delightful series of portraits of dogs.  The last part of the nineteenth century was the time when wonderful chromolithographs were being produced in England and in the United States, and these prints are excellent examples of the process.  The attractive subjects and bright colors make for a series of truly charming prints.

Others from Cassell's series of dogs:

Bedlington Terrier; Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Bloodhound

Bull Terrier; Dalmatian

Deerhound

English Terriers

Field Spaniels

Fox Terriers

Irish Setter

Irish Water Spaniel

Mastiff

Pomeranian Dog; Maltese

Retrievers

Skye Terriers

St. Bernard

Rough Coated St. Bernards