John Emms' Hounds and Terriers to lead sale of dog art

John Emms' Hounds and Terriers in a Kennel is set to lead a sale of dog related art at Bonhams New York on February 17 with a valuation of $150,000-250,000.

Emms (1844-1912) was a Norfolk, UK-born painter with an exceptional eye for animals, and dogs in particular.

Emms terrier Bonhams
Emms was a respected painter of dog portraits 

In the 1880s he moved to Hampshire where he set up as a painter of dog portraits.

He was much in demand for most of his life but suffered a stroke in the early 1900s that forced him to stop painting.  

Bonhams comments: "A keen huntsman with a consummate interest in the sporting field, John Emms had the rare ability to give real life to his subject.

"He was at his very best when painting Hounds and Terriers; with confident use of fluid brushstrokes he gives weight and solidity to their different physical characteristics as well as their individual temperaments."

Emms' record is £483,688 ($690,416), set for his New Forest Foxhounds in 2006.

John Sargent Noble's The Young Master is expected to make $20,000-30,000.

Noble (1848-1896) studied under the renowned English horse painter Edwin Landseer. He mainly produced hunting scenes featuring dogs.

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