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The Newfoundland: an exhibition of art and history portraying this noble, loyal breed

23 July 2013    10:00
 

More than two centuries of sketches, paintings and engravings dedicated to the Newfoundland will be on display at the Kennel Club Art Gallery, as it opens its latest exhibition on August 12th.

The exhibition, entitled 'The Newfoundland: An Exhibition of Art and History Portraying this Noble, Loyal Breed' celebrates the well-loved Newfoundland dog and will feature exhibits and paintings that have never been seen on public display before.  It will run at the Kennel Club Gallery on Clarges Street, Piccadilly from August 12th2013 to January 10th2014.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view a collection of paintings, watercolours and engravings from the early 1800s right up to the present day, showing how the breed has been portrayed through the last two centuries. A series of unique contemporary art is also featured along with a wonderful collection of bronzes and porcelain figures. The historical Newfoundland Club trophies, along with a fascinating collection of memorabilia, including works depicting Nana, the famous Newfoundland featured in Peter Pan, will be on display at the exhibition which is open to the public.

Furthermore, the Kennel Club Gallery's permanent collection will also be available to visitors, which includes Sir Edwin Landseer's famous Newfoundland painting 'A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society', currently on long term loan from the Tate.

The Newfoundland exhibition runs from 12th August 2013 until 10th January 2014 and can be viewed by appointment Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm. To book an appointment or for further information please contact the Art Gallery on 020 7518 1064 or at artgallery@thekennelclub.org.uk.The Kennel Club Art Gallery is situated at the Clarges Street building, London. The nearest tube is Green Park.

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