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A. Pope Jr. Chromolithograph Jack Russells, 1880s

Alexander Pope Jr. (American, 1849-1924), an original chromolithograph of Jack Russell Terriers, ca. 1880s. An original Alexander Pope Jr. chromolithograph after a watercolor from his, "Celebrated Dogs of America" (1882). Alexander Pope Jr. was a much beloved American sporting artist best known for his animal and still life paintings. This composition features six adorable Jack Russell Terriers in a natural, park-like setting. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Pope studied sculpture with the artist William Copley, but he also taught himself how to paint. Although primarily known for his paintings, Pope continued creating sculptures through the 1880s and later became a member of the elite Copley Society of Boston. He published two important portfolios of chromolithographs after his watercolors: "Celebrated Dogs of America" (1882) from which this plate comes and "Upland Game Birds and Water Fowl of the United States" (1878). Size: 13.5" W x 9.75" H (34.3 cm x 24.8 cm); 21.5" W x 17.75" H (54.6 cm x 45.1 cm) including mat

Condition: Two minute nicks to lower edge of sheet which are beneath the mat. Attached to an old piece of illustration board which is again visible only beneath the mat.

Provenance: private Lucille Lucas collection, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA

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