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The Annual Sale of Dogs in Art 2004

One of the paintings to be offered at auction in March 2004 in San Francisco by Bonham's & Butterfields is this large oil on canvas of two Toy Spaniels. Attributed to Richard Ansdell RA (1815-1885), it measures 28" x 36" (71 x 91.5cm) and will carry a pre-sale estimate of £18.000-£25,000

Bonham's will team up with Butterfields, the principal firm of fine art auctioneers on the West Coast of America, is to host the annual sale of Dogs in Art in 2004.

The themed sale, which has been a feature of the auction calendar for more than 20 years (firstly in London then latterly in New York), will take place for the first time in San Francisco on Tuesday, 30 March 2004.

Highlights from the sale will be on view at Bonham's in Knightsbridge on 5 and 6 January before being transferred to Bonham's & Butterfields in San Francisco where around 250 lots will be on display from 26 to 29 March.

In August of 2002, Butterfields was acquired by Bonham's now trade as Bonham's & Butterfields. Bonham's is the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques remaining in British ownership.