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Doyle New York Dogs in Art auction goes it alone!

On Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 1pm, Doyle New York will host their sixth annual Dogs in Art auction. This coincides each year with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This year the auction will offer over 275 lots of paintings, sculpture and ephemera. In previous years the auction has been co-hosted with Bonham’s, who will now be staging their own American Dogs in Art sale in California in March, in conjunction with their recently acquired subsidiary, Butterfields.

Featured in this year's Doyle’s auction are works by canine artists as John Emms (1843-1912), Arthur Wardle (1864-1949), Samuel Fulton (1855-1941), and John Henry Dolph (American, 1835-1903). The auction also offers several outstanding paintings of St. Bernards by Alan Culpepper Sealy (1815-1927) and E.A. Moore, as well as an assortment of sporting paintings.

In conjunction with the pre-sale viewing of the Dogs in Art auction, Doyle New York will host three special events, the first will be a free Weekend Walkabout gallery tour with Specialist Alan Fausel of Doyle New York. He will lead the public on a free, informative tour of the Dogs in Art sale. The talk will include an overview of the genre of dog paintings, using highlights from this year's auction. This will be on Saturday, February 8 at noon. The event is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, please call 001 212-427-4141, ext 600, or email events@DoyleNewYork.com

A Dogs in Art Brunch co-hosted with the AKC will benefit DOGNY. Art loving canines and their two legged companions are invited to this champagne brunch benefiting DOGNY, the AKC's charitable fund which supports canine search and rescue organisations across the US, through AKC CAR (Companion Animal Recovery). Last year's dog brunch attracted over one hundred dogs of all breeds and received extensive media coverage. This will be held on Sunday, February 8 from 10am till noon. Admission to the brunch is by a suggested donation to AKC CAR of $50 (Dogs free!) and includes complimentary auction catalogues (normally $25) and take-home "doggie bags". For reservations, please call 001 212-427-4141, ext 600, or email events@DoyleNewYork.com

Finally there will be a free slide lecture profiling the AKC Museum of the Dog <http://www.doylenewyork.com/dogsinart/default.htm#lecture> . Museum Executive Director Barbara Jedda McNab will provide an informal slide lecture profiling the AKC’s collection of art devoted to the dog. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the AKC Museum of the Dog displays over 500 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures in bronze and porcelain, plus a variety of decorative arts and objects depicting man's best friend throughout the ages. This will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6pm. This event is free, but once again reservations are required. Tel: 001 212-427-4141, ext 600, or email events@DoyleNewYork.com

Doyle New York is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. The Dogs in Art Auction will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 1pm. Viewing times are: Saturday, February 7th, 10am - 5pm. Sunday, February 8th, Noon ˆ 5pm. Monday, February 9th, 10am - 6pm. The fully illustrated catalogue ($25- + Post) is available from the Subscriptions Department, 001 212-427-4141, ext. 257, E-mail subscriptions@DoyleNewYork.com

It is also possible to view the catalogue and leave bids online at www.doylenewyork.com


Lot 250 in the forthcoming Doyle New York auction on February 10th is this Arthur Wardle, (1864-1949), ‘Late for the train’, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches. It is expected to make $15,000-$25,000.


Lot 266 Samuel Fulton, (British, 1855-1941), TWO CAIRN TERRIERS, Signed, Oil on canvas, 17 x 20 inches. Estimate:$7,000-9,000


Lot 166 Allen Culpepper Seally, (British, 1850-1927), KING OF THE MOUNTAINS, Signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches. Estimate $6,000-8,000


Lot 252 George Bouverie Goddard, British, 1832-1886, FAITHFUL COMPANIONS, Signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 48 1/8 x 72 1/8 inches. Estimate $20,000-30,000


Lot 274 John Henry Dolph, (American, 1835-1903), BASKET OF PUPPIES, Signed, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 1/4 inches. Estimate $12,000-18,000